What does MCSF mean in Laboratory?

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Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor

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Macrophage colony-stimulating factor
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor, or M-CSF, is a secreted cytokine which influences hematopoietic stem cells to differentiate into macrophages or other related cell types. Eukaryotic cells also produce M-CSF in order to combat intercellular viral infection. M-CSF binds to the Colony stimulating factor 1 receptor. It may also be involved in development of the placenta.

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