PODS™ Human SCF
DescriptionStem Cell Factor (SCF) is a cytokine made by fibroblasts and endothelial cells. SCF binds to the receptor c-Kit/CD117 and plays a critical role in the maintenance, survival, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells. Human SCF shows no activity on mouse cells, but mouse and rat SCF are active on human cells.
PODS™ crystals provide a depot of proteins which are steadily secreted. It has been estimated that the biological activity of 50 million PODS™ crystals generates the same peak dose as 3.3 μg of standard recombinant protein. However, at 5 days following the start of seeding the PODS™ crystals, there are more than 50% of these peak levels still present in the culture system. Ultimately, the amount of PODS™ crystals that is optimal for a particular experiment should be determined empirically. Based on previous data, we suggest using 50 million PODS™ crystals in place of 3.3 μg of standard growth factor as a starting point."
To control for cross-reactivity with cells or as a negative control, we recommend using PODS™ growth factors alongside PODS™ Empty crystals, as the latter do not contain or release cargo protein.
AA SequenceMADVAGTSNR DFRGREQRLF NSEQYNYNNS KNSRPSTSLY KKAGFAAAPF TMEGICRNRV TNNVKDVTKL VANLPKDYMI TLKYVPGMDV LPSHCWISEM VVQLSDSLTD LLDKFSNISE GLSNYSIIDK LVNIVDDLVE CVKENSSKDL KKSFKSPEPR LFTPEEFFRI FNRSIDAFKD FVVASETSDC VVSSTLSPEK DSRVSVTKPF MLPPVAAKGG RA
Alternative NamesStem Cell Factor, c-Kit Ligand, KL, steel factor, MGF
|Molecular Weight||50 kDa|
|Source||Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cell culture|
|Endotoxin Level||<0.06 EU/ml as measured by gel clot LAL assay|
|Formulation||PODS™ were lyophilized from a volatile solution|
PODS™ protein crystals may be reconstituted at 200 million PODS™/ml in water. 20% glucose has a buoyant density closer to PODS™ protein crystals and can be useful for aliquoting.
PODS™ protein crystals are highly stable when stored in aqueous solution (pH range 6 - 8).
|Stability and Storage||Upon receipt, store at 4°C. PODS™ protein crystals are stable for at least 1 year when dry and 6 months when resuspended.|