Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor is produced in response to a number of inflammatory mediators by mesenchymal cells present in the hemopoietic environment and at peripheral sites of inflammation. Granulocyte Macrophage-CSF is able to stimulate the production of neutrophilic granulocytes, macrophages, and mixed granulocyte-macrophage colonies from bone marrow cells and can stimulate the formation of eosinophil colonies from fetal liver progenitor cells. GM-CSF can also stimulate some functional activities in mature granulocytes and macrophages. GM-CSF receptors shows significant homologies with other receptors for hematopoietic growth factors , including IL2-beta, IL-3 , IL -6 , IL-7 , EPO and the Prolactin receptors. Recombinant Human Granulocyte Macrophage CSF produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 127 amino acids and having a molecular weight of 14.5 kDa.
Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor, Granulocyte Macrophage-CSF, Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor; GM-CSF cytokine; Colony-stimulating factor; CSF; CSF2; Sargramostim; Molgramostin