Official Full Name
colony stimulating factor 1 (macrophage)
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor, or M-CSF, is a secreted cytokine which influences hemopoietic stem cells to differentiate into macrophages or other related cell types. Eukaryotic cells also produce M-CSF in order to combat intercellular viral infection. (See colony-stimulating factor.) M-CSF binds to the Colony stimulating factor 1 receptor. It may also be involved in development of the placenta.
CSF1; colony stimulating factor 1 (macrophage); MCSF; MGC31930; macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1; CSF-1; lanimostim; OTTHUMP00000013362; OTTHUMP00000013363; OTTHUMP00000013364; OTTHUMP00000013365; macrophage colony stimulating factor; M-CSF; M CSF; colony-stimulating factor 1