macrophage colony-stimulating factor
The compound stimulates the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of haematopoietic cells of the monocyte-macrophage series. It is a disulfide-bonded glycoprotein dimer with a mw of 70 kD and binds to a single class of high affinity receptor which is identical to the product of the c-fms proto-oncogene.
Chemical name: Colony-stimulating factor 1
(12 Dec 1998)
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