For reconstitution, we recommend adding 100 µL distilled water to a final antibody concentration of about 1 mg/mL. To use this carrier-free antibody for conjugation experiments, we strongly recommend performing another round of desalting. (Zeba Spin Desalting Columns, 7KMWCO, 0.5 mL, Product # 89882)
Stem cell factor (SCF) is the ligand of the c-Kit oncogene and is expressed by various structural and inflammatory cells in the airways. Binding of SCF by the c-Kit receptor leads to homodimerization of the receptor and the activation of signalling pathways such as PI-3, PLC-gamma, Jak/STAT, and MAP kinase pathways. SCF expression leads to the induction of mast cell survival and the expression and release of histamine, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. The inhibition of the SCF/c-Kit pathway leads to a decrease in histamine levels, mast cell and eosinophil infiltration, IL-4 production and airway hyperresponsiveness, suggesting this pathway may be a useful therapeutic target in inflammatory diseases such as asthma. At least two isoforms of SCF are known to exist.
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Protein Aliases: c-Kit ligand; DKFZp686F2250; familial progressive hyperpigmentation 2; H-SCF; Kit ligand; kit-ligand; M-SCF; Mast cell growth factor; MGF; SCF; sKITLG; Soluble KIT ligand; steel factor; Stem cell factor
Gene Aliases: DCUA; DFNA69; FPH2; FPHH; Kitl; KITLG; KL-1; MGF; SCF; SF; SHEP7
UniProt ID: (Human) P21583
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 4254