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Substance Name: Colony stimulating factor
RN: 62683-29-8


  • Glycoproteins found in a subfraction of normal mammalian plasma and urine. They stimulate the proliferation of bone marrow cells in agar cultures and the formation of colonies of granulocytes and/or macrophages. The factors include INTERLEUKIN-3; (IL-3); GRANULOCYTE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (G-CSF); MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (M-CSF); and GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (GM-CSF).

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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MeSH Heading

  • Colony-Stimulating Factors


  • CCRIS 3874
  • Colony formation stimulating factor
  • Colony stimulating activity
  • Colony-stimulating factor
  • Colony-stimulating glycoproteins
  • CSF
  • CSF (hormone)
  • Neutrophil alkaline phosphatase-inducing factor

Systematic Name

  • Colony stimulating factor

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 62683-29-8

System Generated Number

  • 0062683298