Granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor is a cytokine involved in the growth and differentiation of myeloid and monocytic lineage cells, including dendritic cells, monocytes and tissue macrophages and cells of the granulocyte lineage.
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor. A substance that helps make more white blood cells, especially granulocytes, macrophages, and cells that become platelets. It is a cytokine that belongs to the family of drugs called hematopoietic (blood-forming) agents. Also called sargramostim.
Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor, is a protein secreted by macrophages which stimulates stem cells to produce granulocytes and more macrophages. It is an important part of the immune and inflammatory cascade whereby activation of a small number of macrophages produces more of them in circulation. GM-CSF also mobilizes dendritic cells.
Granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor. A naturally-produced protein of the immune system that stimulates the production of white blood cells. GM-CSF is currently being investigated as a treatment for metastatic melanoma.