Stem cell factor / KIT ligand (SCF) is a cytokine which binds CD117(c-Kit;SCF is also known as "steel factor" or "c-kit ligand". SCF exists in two forms; cell surface bound SCF and soluble (or free) SCF. Soluble SCF is produced by the cleavage of surface bound SCF by metalloproteases. SCF is a growth factor important for the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells and other hematopoietic progenitor cells. One of its roles is to change the BFU-E (burst-forming unit-erythroid) cells, which are the earliest erythrocyte precursors in the erythrocytic series, into the CFU-E (colony-forming unit-erythroid).
Recommended Dilutions: Western Blot: ~1:200