5 best selling Human cytokines in 2014….

The start of a new year is a good opportunity to take stock of the previous one… Today, let’s take a look at our best selling human cytokines in 2014.

First of all, a little reminder… Cytokines are signaling molecules that control the activities of cells through intercellular communication. Numerous families of diverse molecules are categorized as cytokines and/or growth factors.

So, which were our 5 most popular human cytokines in 2014?

  • FGF-basic Human Recombinant: bFGF is necessary to maintain human embryogenic stem cell in an undifferentiated state in culture. The reason for this effect is not yet fully understood.
    • research interests: angiogenesis/cardiovascular, cell culture, inflammation, proliferation, wound heating, cancer, FGF Superfamily, neurobiology, stem cells & differentiation
  • SCF: Stem cell factor (SCF) plays a crucial role in survival, proliferation and differentiation of stem cells, especially hematopoietic stem cells and precursor cells.
    • research interests: cell culture, proliferation, immune system, stem cells & differentiation
  • Flt3-ligand: Flt3-ligand is structurally homologous to SCF, and it stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of a number of blood cell progenitors.
    • research interests: cancer, cell culture, proliferation, immune system, stem cells & differentiation
  • M-CSF: M-CSF leads to maturation of mononuclear phagocytes (such as macrophages and monocytes) from blood stem cells
    • research interests: cancer, proliferation, stem cells & differentiation
  • BMP-4: BMP-4 belongs to the bone morphogenetic protein family which is part of the TGFß superfamily (transforming growth factor ß). BMP-4 plays a role in early embryogenic development in the eye, heart blood, otic vesicle and the ventral marginal zone.
    • research interests: angiogenesis/cardiovascular, bone/skeletal/cartilage, proliferation, TGF Superfamily, neurobiology, stem cells & differentiation

And which are the cytokines that you use the most?

And if you’re looking for any cytokines in particular, don’t hesitate to say which ones below!

Written by Elodie Monin
Elodie is the former Community Manager at tebu-bio.