C-Kit is a type 3 transmembrane receptor for MGF (mast cell growth factor; also known as stem cell factor). c-Kit contains 5 Ig-like C2-type (immunoglobulin-like) domains.and 1 protein kinase domain. It belongs to the protein kinase superfamily; tyr protein kinase family and CSF-1/PDGF receptor subfamily. C-Kit contains 5 Ig-like C2-type (immunoglobulin-like) domains and 1 protein kinase domain. C-Kit has a tyrosine-protein kinase activity. Binding of the ligands leads to the autophosphorylation of KIT and its association with substrates such as phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. Antibodies to c-Kit are widely used in immunohistochemistry to help distinguish particular types of tumour in histological tissue sections. It is used primarily in the diagnosis of GISTs. In GISTs; c-Kit staining is typically cytoplasmic; with stronger accentuation along the cell membranes. C-Kit antibodies can also be used in the diagnosis of mast cell tumours and in distinguishing seminomas from embryonal carcinomas. Mutations in c-Kit gene are associated with gastrointestinal stromal tumors; mast cell disease; acute myelogenous lukemia; and piebaldism. Defects in KIT are a cause of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). AML is a malignant disease in which hematopoietic precursors are arrested in an early stage of development. Note=Somatic mutations that lead to constitutive activation of KIT are detected in AML patients.Immune Checkpoint Immunotherapy Cancer Immunotherapy Targeted Therapy
Measured by its binding ability in a functional ELISA. Immobilized human KIT at 20 µg/ml (100 ?l/well) can bind biotinylated mouse KITL with a linear ranger 1.28-6.4 ng/ml.
<1.0 EU per µg as determined by the LAL method.
A DNA sequence encoding the human KIT isoform 2 (P10721-2) extracellular domain (Met 1-Thr 516) was expressed; with a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus.
> 97 % as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.
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Lyophilized from sterile PBS; pH 7.4
This product is provided as lyophilized powder which is shipped with ice packs.
Stability and Storage:
Lyophilized proteins are stable for up to 12 months when stored at -20 to -80°C. Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-8°C for 2-7 days. Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at < -20°C for 3 months.