SCGF-α and -β are hematopoietic growth factors that exert their activity at early stages of hematopoiesis. The SCGFs are non-glycosylated, species-specific cytokines that can support growth of primitive hematopoietic cells, and, in combination with EPO or GM-CSF, promote proliferation of erythroid or myeloid progenitors, respectively. Recombinant Human SCGF-α is a 33.9 kDa polypeptide containing 305 amino acid residues.
Amino Acid Sequence
Determined by its inhibitory effect on the proliferation of TF-1 cells previously grown in media containing GM-CSF. The ED50 for this effect was observed at ≤ 2.5 ng/ml.
Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/μg of protein (<1EU/μg).
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1–1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at –20°C to –80°C.