Granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM‑CSF) is a hematopoietic growth factor that is essential for proliferation and development of granulocyte and monocyte/macrophage progenitors. It also functions as a growth factor for erythroid and megakaryocytic precursor cells in conjunction with erythropoietin. GM-CSF is secreted by various cell types including T cells, macrophages, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts in response to inflammatory stimuli and cytokines. In addition, GM-CSF strongly chemoattracts neutrophils and eosinophils and enhances the effector functions of neutrophils and macrophages.
This pure – functional grade antibody is suited for functional assays, for example, neutralization of cytokine activity.