Human M-CSF

Human M-CSF

Recombinant human M-CSF can regulate the proliferation, differentiation, and survival of monocytes, macrophages, osteoclasts and their hematopoietic progenitors . The macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) is a potent hematopoietic cytokine that is involved in diverse processes, such as regulation of inflammatory responses, bone resorption, atherosclerosis or brain and placental development. M-CSF recombinant protein can be especially used in differentiation studies, cell culture and functional assays.


Human M-CSF can be used for a variety of applications, including:
  • Survival studies and apoptosis assays, for example, using peripheral blood monocytes.
  • Differentiation of macrophages from peripheral blood monocytes.
  • Differentiation of osteoclasts from CD14+ monocytes.

Background information

Macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF), a four α-helical bundle cytokine, is a potent hematopoietic regulator. It is primarily produced by monocytes, granulocytes, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts. The main function of M-CSF is the regulation of proliferation, differentiation, and survival of monocytes, macrophages and their hematopoietic progenitors. Furthermore, M-CSF has been shown to play an important role in immunological defense, bone metabolism, fertility, and pregnancy.

Quality description

cytokines are suitable for a wide variety of cell culture applications. They are sterile-filtered prior to lyophilization. Generally, endotoxin levels are <0.1 ng/μg (<1 EU/μg), and purities are >95%. The biological activity is tested in appropriate bioassays.
cytokines offer the convenience of high and well-defined biological activities and allow exact unit dosing for demanding applications. The biological activity is determined after lyophilization and reconstitution, and normalized to WHO/NIBSC standards whenever available. In general, endotoxin levels are <0.01 ng/μg (<0.1 EU/μg), and purities are >97%. Lot-specific certificates of analysis are available on request (

Biological activity

  • Proliferation of NFS-60 cells (NIBSC 89/512)
  • premium grade: ≥ 2×
    (typical activity: ≥ 7×
  • research grade: ≥ 1×
  • Selected references

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      TCAIM decreases T cell priming capacity of dendritic cells by inhibiting TLR-induced Ca
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    8. Wang, C. et al. (2010)
      Innate immune response to
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  • Certificates

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Product options: 6
E. coli
10 µg
GBP 133.00
E. coli
25 µg
GBP 251.00
E. coli
10 µg
GBP 164.00
E. coli
25 µg
GBP 313.00
E. coli
100 µg
GBP 543.00
E. coli
1000 µg
GBP 2,393.00

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