Anti-Sca-1 MicroBead Kit (FITC), mouse

Anti-Sca-1 MicroBead Kit (FITC), mouse

The Anti-Sca-1 MicroBead Kit (FITC) has been developed for the positive selection of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells from mouse bone marrow. Sca-1
stem cells have been isolated from peripheral blood
, fetal
, and adult liver
as well as heart
and prostate tissue
. The kit can be used either alone or in combination with the Lineage Cell Depletion Kit, mouse for enrichment of KSL cells as well as in combination with the CD105 MultiSort Kit (PE) for the enrichment of long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells (LT-HSCs).

Background information

Sca-1 (stem cell antigen-1) is one of the defining markers for KSL cells (c-
+ S
+ L
), the population that comprises the stem cell compartment in mouse bone marrow. Sca-1 expression in combination with CD105 can be further used to define long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells (LTR-HSCs)
The Sca-1 protein is encoded by one of the two Ly-6A/E alleles expressed in different mouse strains (Ly-6E.1: e.g. BALB/c, C3H, NZB; Ly-6A.2: e.g. C57BL/6, SJL, 129, AKR). The anti-Sca-1 monoclonal antibody included in the Sca-1 MicroBead Kit (FITC) recognizes both, Ly-6E.1 and Ly-6A.2.

Downstream applications

Bone marrow-derived Sca-1
cells have been used for nonhematopoietic differentiation into hepatocytes in vivo
and neural cells in vitro
. ES cell-derived SCA-1
cells could be differentiated into endothelial cells with high purity and yield
. Furthermore, smooth muscle cells have been generated from ESCs via isolation of Sca-1


MS, LS, XS, or autoMACS
  • Selected References

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    2. Cherqui, S. et al. (2006) Isolation and angiogenesis by endothelial progenitors in the fetal liver. Stem Cells 24: 44-54
    3. Petersen, B. E. et al. (2003) Mouse A6-positive hepatic oval cells also express several hematopoietic stem cell markers. Hepatology 37: 632-640
    4. Matsuura, K. et al. (2004) Adult cardiac Sca-1-positive cells differentiate into beating cardiomyocytes. J. Biol. Chem. 279: 11384-11391
    5. Burger, P. E. et al. (2005) Sca-1 expression identifies stem cells in the proximal region of prostatic ducts with high capacity to reconstitute prostatic tissue. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 102: 7180-7185
    6. Chen, C. Z. et al. (2002) Identification of endoglin as a functional marker that defines long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99: 15468-15473
    7. Chen, C. Z. et al. (2003) The endoglin(positive) sca-1(positive) rhodamine(low) phenotype defines a near-homogeneous population of long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells. Immunity 19: 525-533
    8. Lagasse, E. et al. (2000)
      Purified hematopoietic stem cells can differentiate into hepatocytes
      in vivo
      Nat. Med. 6: 1229-1234
    9. Sanchez-Ramos, J. et al. (2000)
      Adult bone marrow stromal cells differentiate into neural cells
      in vitro
      Exp. Neurol. 164(2): 247-256
    10. Xiao, Q. et al. (2006)
      progenitors derived from embryonic stem cells differentiate into endothelial cells capable of vascular repair after arterial injury.
      Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 26: 2244-2251
    11. Zempetaki et al. (2007) Lacking cytokine production in ES cells and ES-cell-derived vascular cells stimulated by TNF-alpha is rescued by HDAC inhibitor trichostatin A. Am. J. Physiol., Cell Physiol. 293: C1126-1238
  • Special protocols

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Anti-Sca-1 MicroBead Kit (FITC), mouse

for 1×
total cells
EUR 590,00