• Product name

    Mouse SCF ELISA Kit
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  • Detection method

  • Sample type

    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay type

    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity

    < 5 pg/ml
  • Range

    2.74 pg/ml - 2000 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    96 %

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture supernatant 98.64 85% - 106%
    Serum 95.86 85% - 105%
    Plasma 94.56 84% - 104%

  • Assay duration

    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s SCF Mouse ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is an in vitro enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the quantitative measurement of mouse SCF in serum, plasma and cell culture supernatants.

    This assay employs an antibody specific for mouse SCF coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and SCF present in a sample is bound to the wells by the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated anti-mouse SCF antibody is added. After washing away unbound biotinylated antibody, HRP-conjugated streptavidin is pipetted to the wells. The wells are again washed, a TMB substrate solution is added to the wells and color develops in proportion to the amount of SCF bound. The Stop Solution changes the color from blue to yellow, and the intensity of the color is measured at 450 nm.

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform



  • Storage instructions

    Store at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 1 x 96 tests
    20X Wash Buffer Concentrate 1 x 25ml
    5X Assay Diluent B 1 x 15ml
    90X HRP-Streptavidin Concentrate 1 x 200µl
    Assay Diluent A 1 x 30ml
    Biotinylated anti-mouse SCF (lyophilized) 2 vials
    Recombinant Mouse SCF Standard (lyophilized) 2 vials
    SCF Microplate (12 x 8 wells) 1 unit
    Stop Solution 1 x 8ml
    TMB One-Step Substrate Reagent 1 x 12ml
  • Research areas

  • Function

    Ligand for the receptor-type protein-tyrosine kinase KIT. Plays an essential role in the regulation of cell survival and proliferation, hematopoiesis, stem cell maintenance, gametogenesis, mast cell development, migration and function, and in melanogenesis. KITLG/SCF binding can activate several signaling pathways. Promotes phosphorylation of PIK3R1, the regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, and subsequent activation of the kinase AKT1. KITLG/SCF and KIT also transmit signals via GRB2 and activation of RAS, RAF1 and the MAP kinases MAPK1/ERK2 and/or MAPK3/ERK1. KITLG/SCF and KIT promote activation of STAT family members STAT1, STAT3 and STAT5. KITLG/SCF and KIT promote activation of PLCG1, leading to the production of the cellular signaling molecules diacylglycerol and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate. KITLG/SCF acts synergistically with other cytokines, probably interleukins.
  • Involvement in disease

    Hyperpigmentation with or without hypopigmentation, familial progressive
    Deafness, congenital, unilateral or asymmetric
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the SCF family.
  • Developmental stage

    Acts in the early stages of hematopoiesis.
  • Post-translational

    A soluble form (sKITLG) is produced by proteolytic processing of isoform 1 in the extracellular domain.
    Found in two differentially glycosylated forms, LMW-SCF and HMW-SCF. LMW-SCF is fully N-glycosylated at Asn-145, partially N-glycosylated at Asn-90, O-glycosylated at Ser-167, Thr-168 and Thr-180, and not glycosylated at Asn-97 or Asn-118. HMW-SCF is N-glycosylated at Asn-118, Asn-90 and Asn-145, O-glycosylated at Ser-167, Thr-168 and Thr-180, and not glycosylated at Asn-97.
    A soluble form exists as a cleavage product of the extracellular domain.
  • Cellular localization

    Secreted; Cell membrane and Cytoplasm. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Cell membrane. Cell projection, lamellipodium. Cell projection, filopodium.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names

    • C kit ligand
    • C-kit ligand
    • Ckit ligand
    • DCUA
    • DFNA69
    • DKFZp686F2250
    • familial progressive hyperpigmentation 2
    • FPH2
    • FPHH
    • KIT ligand
    • Kitl
    • KITLG
    • KL 1
    • KL1
    • Mast cell growth factor
    • MGF
    • MGF stem cell factor
    • SCF
    • SF
    • SHEP7
    • sKITLG
    • Soluble KIT ligand
    • Steel factor
    • steel, mouse, homolog of
    • Stem cell factor
    • Stem cell factor precursor
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  • Database links


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab100740 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • SCF measured in various fluids showing quantity (pg) per mL of tested sample

  • Representative standard curve using ab100740

  • Representative standard curve using ab100740



This product has been referenced in:

  • Lu H  et al. Prevention of adverse cardiac remodeling to volume overload in female rats is the result of an estrogen-altered mast cell phenotype. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 302:H811-7 (2012). Rat . Read more (PubMed: 22160000) »
  • Li J  et al. Stem cell factor is responsible for the rapid response in mature mast cell density in the acutely stressed heart. J Mol Cell Cardiol 53:469-74 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22850284) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

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Thank you for your inquiry.

Unfortunately, we do not have any cross reactivity data for testing rat samples using the mouse stem cell factor ELISA kit (ab100740). Based on online literature though, mouse SCF has ˜93% homology with rat SCF so there is certainly a good chance of getting cross reactivity. However, the only way to know for sure would be to test. If it helps, both the capture and detection antibody in ab100740 are polyclonal goat IgG. While ab100740 is neither designed nor validated with tissue lysate samples, our kits are very accommodating to many different samples types so lysates will most likely work. We recommend diluting the samples at least 5-fold with Assay Diluent B (Item E) to minimize any effects of the detergents in the lysis buffer. The samples may need to be diluted further but this would need to be determined by the the end-use empirically.

Basically, a lysis buffer must meet the following specifications:

A) has relatively low salt content (700 mM or less)
B) does not contain sodium azide
C) does not contain more than 0.1% SDS
D) does not contain more than 10 mM reducing agents (beta-mercaptoethanol or dithiothreitol).

This would include any buffers used for immunoprecipitations, including RIPA buffer.

I hope this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us again with any further

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Thank you for your call today and for letting us know about the trouble with this kit.
As we discussed, I'm sending a free of charge kit which should arrive around Tuesday of next week on the order ***. I have requested that the components are checked for precipitation and shortages.
I apologize again for the problems with this latest kit. Please let me know how this replacement kit works, and let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything else that we can do for you.

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Thank you for contacting us.

First, I want to apologize to you for the delay in gathering this information. I hope this did not cause you any inconveniences.

In regards to using rat tissues in our SCF Mouse ELISA kit, there is no cross reactivity data testing this mouse kit (ab100740) with rat samples so we do not know. However, we do know that the antibody pair is binding somewhere on the extracellular domain of the SCF protein and that mouse and rat share ˜93% homology on the extracellular domain. Therefore there is a good chance that there will be cross reactivity. Nevertheless, the only way to be certain would be to test.

As to your questions about using urine with ab100786 and ab119602.

Ab119602 will work with urine future datasheets will include this.

While ab100786 was not validated with urine samples (only serum, plasma, and cell culture supernatants) these types of kit are very accommodating to many types of samples so I see no reason why urine or any other body fluid for that matter would not be compatible with this kit.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

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