colony stimulating factor


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colony stimulating factor

n.
A hormone produced in the cells lining the blood vessels that stimulates the bone marrow to synthesize white blood cells.
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colony stimulating factor

One of a number of glycoprotein factors that allow and promote the reproduction and differentiation of blood cells and their precursor cells.
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Koshihara, "Regulation by PGE 2 of the production of interleukin-6, macrophage colony stimulating factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor in human synovial fibroblasts," British Journal of Pharmacology, vol.
Effects of stem-cell mobilization with recombinant human granulocyte colony stimulating factor in patients with per cutaneously revascularized acute anterior myocardial infarction.
Biopharmaceutical firm GeoVax Labs Inc (OTCQB:GOVX) (OTCBB:GOVX) said on Monday that it has received an 'Allowed to Proceed' notice from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for human clinical testing of its granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) - adjuvanted DNA/MVA vaccine.
It contains granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor linked with interleukin 3.
At the same time, Stem Cell announced that it has received a patent in Japan for the use of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) to treat white matter disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Acute Disseminating Encephalomyelitis, Diffuse Cerebral Sclerosis, etc, by bolstering the number of stem cells available to form CNS oligodendrocytes.
Next, all patients will receive granulocyte colony stimulating factor to mobilize the hematopoietic (blood forming) CD34+ cells from their bone marrow to their blood stream.
Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) boosts bacteria-gobbling granulocytes -- the most common kind of white cells in blood.
Granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) are two such factors currently being tested.
The researchers looked at mice that had been genetically engineered to produce excess qualtities of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF).

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