M-CSF (macrophage colony-stimulating factor) is a potent hematopoietic factor produced by a variety of cells including lymphocytes, monocytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, myoblasts and osteoblasts. The protein works through its receptor CSF1R (colony stimulating factor 1 receptor). The human is reactive in murine systems, but the murine molecule exhibits no activity on human cells. Recombinant human M-CSF is a 36.8kDa homodimeric protein containing two 159 amino acid polypeptide subunits.
M-CSF human has been used for the induction of osteoclastogenesis in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
M-CSF (macrophage colony-stimulating factor) is a key regulator of cellular proliferation, differentiation, and survival of blood monocytes, tissue macrophages and their progenitor cells. M-CSF has been shown to play important roles in modulating dermal thickness, and male and female fertility. M-CSF is clinically used in the treatment of infection, malignancies and atherosclerosis. It facilitates hematopoietic recovery after bone marrow transplantation. M-CSF also works as a pleiotropic growth factor and plays a crucial role in reproduction and organogenesis. Absence of it can result in reduced growth, neurological and reproductive problems, developmental defects in the mammary gland, bone and pancreas. M-CSF is also involved in the pathogenesis of cancer.
MEEVSEYCSH MIGSGHLQSL QRLIDSQMET SCQITFEFVD QEQLKDPVCY LKKAFLLVQD IMEDTMRFRD NTPNAIAIVQ LQELSLRLKS CFTKDYEEHD KACVRTFYET PLQLLEKVKN VFNETKNLLD KDWNIFSKNC NNSFAECSSQ GHERQSEGS
Lyophilized from 10 mM Sodium Phosphate, pH 8.0 + 75 mM NaCl.
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. This solution can be stored at 2-8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a stabilizer (example 5% Trehalose) and store in working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C.