Figure 6. In vitro assay of attachment mouse corneal epithelial cells (MCECs). The effect of the rmSCF on the attachment of MCECs from
WBB6F1+/+, SCF mutant, and c-kit mutant mice was examined. The MCECs were stimulated with or without 1, 10, or 30 ng/ml of rmSCF, and
the results are normalized to the number of non-stimulated controls (0 ng/ml SCF). Error bars represent the standard errors
(n=8). *p<0.01, +p<0.05 (Man-Whitney U test) against non-stimulated controls. +/+=WBB6F1+/+ mice, W/Wv=c-kit mutant strain, Sl/Sld=SCF mutant strain.