Active Ingredient(s): Ancestim
Category: Cancer

Ancestim is a recombinant methionyl human stem cell factor, branded by Amgen as StemGen. It was developed by Amgen and sold to Biovitrium, now Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, in December, 2008.[1] It is a 166 amino acid protein produced by E. coli bacteria into which a gene has been inserted for soluble human stem cell factor.[2] It has a monomeric molecular weight of approximately 18,500 daltons and normally exists as a noncovalently associated dimer. The protein h... [wikipedia]