Scatter factor is a glycoprotein but glycosylation is not required for its activity.


Scatter factor (SF) is a protein produced by fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells, and human placenta which scatter cohesive epithelial cell colonies and increases cellular motility. SF bound to concanavalin A and other lectins with high affinity. SF could also be stained with a glycoprotein specific stain. Incubation of producer cells (N-ras-transformed 3T3… (More)