Description: The YB5.B8 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CD117, also known as c-Kit , Steel factor receptor and stem cell factor receptor. A member of the tyrosine kinase receptor family, this 145 kDa molecule is expressed by hematopoietic progenitor cell subsets and mast cells. The interaction of c-Kit and Steel factor promotes proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells and mast cell differentiation. CD117 is also expressed by melanocytes and plays a role in signaling and activation of these cells.
When interested in staining HSCs from peripheral blood, we recommend the use of clone 104D2. Please refer to cat. 17-1178.
Applications Reported: YB5.B8 has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This YB5.B8 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of the TF-1 cell line, a human erythroleukemia cell line. This can be used at less than or equal to 1 µg per test. A test is defined as the amount (µg) of antibody that will stain a cell sample in a final volume of 100 µL. Cell number should be determined empirically but can range from 10^5 to 10^8 cells/test. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
c-Kit, also known as CD117 and stem cell factor receptor, is a 145 kDa transmembrane tyrosine kinase encoded by the c-Kit proto-oncogene. c-Kit acts to regulate a variety of biological responses including cell proliferation, apoptosis, chemotaxis and adhesion. Ligand binding to the extracellular domain leads to autophosphorylation on several tyrosine residues within the cytoplasmic domain, and activation. c-Kit mutations correlate with tumor growth and progression in a variety of cancers including mast cell disease, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, acute myeloid leukemia, Ewing sarcoma, and lung cancer. Phosphorylation at tyrosine 703 of c-Kit allows binding of Grb2 and activation of the Ras-Raf-ERK1 and 2 signaling pathway.
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Protein Aliases: C-Kit; CD117; ckit; Mast/stem cell growth factor receptor Kit; p145 c-kit; PBT; Piebald trait protein; Proto-oncogene c-Kit; proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase Kit; SCFR; soluble KIT variant 1; Tyrosine-protein kinase Kit; v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog; v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene-like protein
Gene Aliases: C-Kit; CD117; KIT; PBT; SCFR
UniProt ID: (Human) P10721
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3815