stem cell factor


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stem cell factor (SCF),

a cytokine that promotes growth and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells into a variety of cell lineages.

stem cell factor

n.
A glycoprotein cytokine that promotes the differentiation and growth of hematopoietic stem cells into other types of cells.

KITLG

A gene on chromosome 12q22 that encodes KIT tyrosine kinase receptor ligand, which plays a key role in regulating cellular activities (such as: cell survival and proliferation; haematopoiesis; stem cell maintenance; gametogenesis; mast cell development; migration and function; and in melanogenesis) by activating multiple signalling pathways.

Molecular pathology
KITLG mutations cause familial progressive hyperpigmentation.

stem cell fac·tor

(stem sel fak'tŏr)
A cytokine that promotes growth and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells into a variety of cell lineages.
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UST's technology immediately accelerates Stemedica's development of a wide range of products containing stem cell factors for consumer and medical markets worldwide," said Nikolai Tankovich, MD, PhD, Stemedica's President and Chief Medical Officer.
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