Stem Cell Factor

Stem Cell Factor (also known as SCF, kit-ligand, KL, or steel factor) is a cytokine that binds to the c-Kit receptor (CD117). SCF can exist both as a transmembrane protein and a soluble protein. This cytokine plays an important role in hematopoiesis (formation of blood cells), spermatogenesis, and melanogenesis.

Read more about Stem Cell Factor:  Production, Role in Development, Role in Hematopoiesis, Expression in Mast Cells, Soluble and Transmembrane Forms, C-Kit Receptor, Clinical Relevance, Interactions

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