Rat SCF quantitates rat SCF in serum, plasma, supernatant. The assay will exclusively recognize both natural and recombinant rat SCF.Stem cell factor (SCF) is the ligand of the c-Kit oncogene and is expressed by various structural and inflammatory cells in the airways. Binding of SCF by the c-Kit receptor leads to homodimerization of the receptor and the activation of signalling pathways such as PI-3, PLC-gamma, Jak/STAT, and MAP kinase pathways. SCF expression leads to the induction of mast cell survival and the expression and release of histamine, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. The inhibition of the SCF/c-Kit pathway leads to a decrease in histamine levels, mast cell and eosinophil infiltration, IL-4 production and airway hyperresponsiveness, suggesting this pathway may be a useful therapeutic target in inflammatory diseases such as asthma. At least two isoforms of SCF are known to exist.
|Research Use Only|
|Pre-coated 96 well plate, Standard, Assay Diluent concentrate, Biotinylated Detection Antibody, SAV-HRP, Wash Buffer, Chromogen, Stop Solution, Adhesive Plate Covers|
|4 hr 45 min|
|Serum, Plasma, Supernatant|
|2°C to 8°C|
|1 hr 20 min|
|Supernatant, 50 µL; Plasma, 50 µL; Serum, 50 µL|
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