Mouse SCF

Mouse SCF

SCF stands for stem cell factor, also termed c-Kit ligand. Mouse SCF is a recombinant protein optimized for use in cell culture, differentiation studies, and functional assays.


Mouse SCF may be used for a variety of applications, including:
  • In vitro culture and expansion of hematopoietic progenitor cells.
  • Colony formation assays.
  • Differentiation of ES-derived cells towards the hematopoietic lineage.
  • Mast cell differentiation and maintenance.
  • Investigation of receptor signaling.

Alternative names

c-kit ligand, steel factor, MGF

Background information

Stem cell factor (SCF), also known as c-kit ligand, is a hematopoietic growth factor important for the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells and progenitor cells. Besides its pivotal role in mast cell development, SCF acts as a potent mast cell chemoattractant and upregulates mast cell adhesion and migration. SCF signals through the c-kit receptor (CD117) and exists in two forms, cell surface bound SCF and soluble SCF. The secreted soluble form of SCF is produced by the proteolytic processing of the cell surface anchored precursor molecule. Recombinant Mouse SCF corresponds to the secreted soluble form.

Quality description

cytokines are suitable for a wide variety of cell culture applications. They are sterile-filtered prior to lyophilization. Generally, endotoxin levels are <0.1 ng/μg (<1 EU/μg), and purities are >95%. The biological activity is tested in appropriate bioassays.

Biological activity

  • Proliferation of TF-1 cells
  • premium grade: ≥ 4×
  • research grade: ≥ 2×
  • Selected references

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E. coli
10 µg
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25 µg
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E. coli
10 µg
CNY 1,859.00
E. coli
25 µg
CNY 3,019.00
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100 µg
CNY 5,975.00
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1000 µg
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