Stem Cell Factor - Soluble and Transmembrane Forms

Soluble and Transmembrane Forms

The presence of both soluble and transmembrane SCF is required for normal hematopoietic function. Mice that produce the soluble SCF but not transmembrane SCF suffer from anemia, are sterile, and lack pigmentation. This suggests that transmembrane SCF plays a special role in vivo that is separate from that of soluble SCF.

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