Journal article

THE NATURE AND ACTION OF GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY STIMULATING FACTORS

AW BURGESS, D METCALF

BLOOD | W B SAUNDERS CO | Published : 1980

Abstract

Granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) stimulates the in vitro proliferation and differentiation of granulocytic and macrophage cells. This regulator is now known to act at other levels of hemopoietic regulation. The heterogeneity of GM-CSFs is not only related to the tissue of origin and the in vitro production method, but also to functional subclasses of the molecule that have distinct biologic specificities. Most adult mouse organs produce GM-CSF (mol wt 23,000), but a macrophage (M)-CSF has been detected in fetal conditioned medium (CM) and isolated from L-cell CM. Murine endotoxin serum appears to contain a M-CSF, GM-CSF, and G-CSF, the last of which cofractionates wi..

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