Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) is a hematopoietic growth factor that regulates the proliferation, differentiation, and functional activation of monocytes. Normally detected in human serum, M-CSF plays an important role in enhancing the effector functions of mature monocytes and macrophages. The role of M-CSF is not only restricted to the monocyte/macrophage cell lineage. By interacting with its membrane receptor (CSF1R or M-CSF-R encoded by the c-fms proto-oncogene), M-CSF also modulates the proliferation of earlier hematopoietic progenitors and influence numerous physiological processes involved in immunology, metabolism, fertility and pregnancy.
Amino Acid Sequence
PBS, pH 7.4
Reconstitute at 0.1-1 mg/ml according to the size in ultrapure water after rapid centrifugation.
Stability and Storage
- 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
- 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
- 1 week, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Note: Please avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles