c-KIT is a proto-oncogene and a type 3 transmembrane receptor for MGF (mast cell growth factor, also known as stem cell factor). c-KIT was first identified as the cellular homolog of the feline sarcoma viral oncogene v-kit. c-KIT together with its ligand regulates growth and activation of a variety of hemopoietic and non-hemopoietic cells. Mutations in c-KIT are associated with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, mast cell disease, acute myelogenous lukemia, and piebaldism. Recently, deregulation of the KIT receptor TK by the prevalent activation loop mutation D816V has served as a focal point in therapeutic strategies aimed at curbing neoplastic mast cell growth (2).
PBT, SCFR, CD117
1. Berger, S A.: Signaling pathways influencing SLF and c-kit-mediated survival and proliferation. Immunol Res. 2006;35(1-2):1-12.
2. Gotlib, J.: KIT mutations in mastocytosis and their potential as therapeutic targets. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2006 Aug;26(3):575-92.
Sample Kinase Activity Plot. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Sample Purity Data. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Storage, Stability and Shipping:
Store product at –70oC. For optimal storage, aliquot target into smaller quantities after centrifugation and store at recommended temperature. For most favorable performance, avoid repeated handling and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Cancer, Inflammation, Neurobiology, Receptor Tyrosine Kinases