Mast cell growth factor
Short name= MGF
Stem cell factor
Short name= SCF
Cleaved into the following chain:
1. Soluble KIT ligand
Short name= 2. sKITLG
Full Length of Mature Protein
Store at -20°C, for extended storage, conserve at -20°C or -80°C.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
Stimulates the proliferation of mast cells. Able to augment the proliferation of both myeloid and lymphoid hematopoietic progenitors in bone marrow culture. Mediates also cell-cell adhesion. Acts synergistically with other cytokines, probably interleukins (By similarity).
Isoform 1: Cell membrane, Single-pass type I membrane protein, Secreted