Purity: >95% by SDS-Page
Endotoxin Concentration: <1 EUs/µg
Protein Length: 165 aa.
Biological Activity: <20 ng/mL
Molecular Weight: 18.4 kDa
Animal Origin Free: Yes
Reconstitue with 0.1 mg/mL sterile water
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; cloud gray; DKFZp686F2250; grizzle-belly; H-SCF; Hematopoietic growth factor KL; Kit ligand; kit-ligand; M-SCF; Mast cell growth factor; MGF; SCF; sKITLG; Soluble KIT ligand; Steel factor; Stem cell factor
Gene Aliases: blz; Clo; Con; contrasted; Gb; Kitl; Kitlg; Mgf; SCF; SF; Sl; SLF
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P20826
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 17311