Technote | SCF (Qk078)

Qkine Stem Cell Factor is as biologically active as a comparable alternative supplier protein

Stem cell factor (SCF) is a key myeloid progenitor differentiation factor for a variety of myeloid cells such as megakaryocytes, basophils, neutrophils, and monocytes, it is also a primary growth and activation factor for mast cells and eosinophils. SCF is a critical factor in the maintenance and expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in the bone marrow microenvironment.

Qkine SCF (Qk078) is animal origin-free, carrier protein-free and tag-free to ensure high and consistent bioactivity.

Qkine SCF (Qk078) bioactivity

  • Qkine SCF stimulated proliferation of TF-1 human myeloid leukemia cells with an EC50 of 2.86 ng/ml (154 pM).
  • This was comparable to SCF from Supplier B with bioactivity of 3.05 ng/ml (166 pM).
SCF bioactivity comparison

Stimulation of proliferation of TF-1 cells with Qkine SCF (Qk078, green) and alternative supplier SCF (Supplier B black).
Cells were treated in triplicate with a serial dilution of SCF for 48 hours and proliferation measured using the CellTiter-Glo (Promega) luminescence assay.

The bioactivity comparison demonstrates that Qkine SCF (Qk078) has equivalent bioactivity to SCF from an alternative major supplier for simple cytokine substitution. Qkine SCF (Qk078) has the advantage of being highly pure, bioactive and animal origin-free, giving batch-to-batch consistency for stem cell culture.

All our recombinant proteins are animal-free
& come with Bioactivity. Guaranteed.

Featured resources

Nine-point Quality Commitment

Animal origin-free proteins manufacturing

Qkine is committed to manufacturing bioactive proteins of the highest quality to enhance scientific outcomes and improve reproducibility.

Quality policy

Qkine ISO 9001: 2015 certification

Learn more about our quality management system implemented to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

Animal-free

Qkine manufactures recombinant proteins in a dedicated animal-free laboratory located in an
ISO 9001:2015 certified facility.

Contact our expert team

Our dedicated team of stem cell specialists is available to answer any queries and to give expert support when required.

Contact our stem cell experts

Our dedicated team of stem cell specialists is available to answer any queries and to give expert support when required.