Summary: Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor
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Granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor Edit Wikipedia article
|colony stimulating factor 2 (granulocyte-macrophage)|
|RNA expression pattern|
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|Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor|
three-dimensional structure of recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhGM_CSF)
|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
Human granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor
|ATC code||L03AA09 (WHO)|
|Molar mass||14434.5 g/mol|
|(what is this?)|
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), also known as colony stimulating factor 2 (CSF2), is a monomeric glycoprotein secreted by macrophages, T cells, mast cells, NK cells, endothelial cells and fibroblasts that functions as a cytokine. The pharmaceutical analogs of naturally occurring GM-CSF are called sargramostim and molgramostim.
GM-CSF is a monomeric glycoprotein that functions as a cytokine - it is a white blood cell growth factor. GM-CSF stimulates stem cells to produce granulocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils) and monocytes. Monocytes exit the circulation and migrate into tissue, whereupon they mature into macrophages and dendritic cells. Thus, it is part of the immune/inflammatory cascade, by which activation of a small number of macrophages can rapidly lead to an increase in their numbers, a process crucial for fighting infection.
GM-CSF also has some effects on mature cells of the immune system. These include, for example, inhibiting neutrophil migration and causing an alteration of the receptors expressed on the cells surface.
GM-CSF signals via signal transducer and activator of transcription, STAT5. In macrophages, it has also been shown to signal via STAT3. The cytokine activates macrophages to inhibit fungal survival. It induces deprivation in intracellular free zinc and increases production of reactive oxygen species that culminate in fungal zinc starvation and toxicity. Thus, GM-CSF facilitates development of the immune system and promotes defense against infections.
The human gene has been localized to a cluster of related genes at chromosome region 5q31, which is known to be associated with interstitial deletions in the 5q- syndrome and acute myelogenous leukemia. Genes in the cluster include those encoding interleukins 4, 5, and 13.
Human granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor is glycosylated in its mature form.
GM-CSF is manufactured using recombinant DNA technology and is marketed as a protein therapeutic called molgramostim or, when the protein is expressed in yeast cells, sargramostim. It is used as a medication to stimulate the production of white blood cells and thus prevent neutropenia following chemotherapy.
||The following text needs to be harmonized with text in Sargramostim. (November 2015)|
Sargramostim, recombinant yeast-derived GM-CSF developed at Immunex (now Amgen) and first given to six humans in 1987 as part of a compassionate-use protocol for the victims of cesium irradiation from the Goiânia accident. It was originally developed by Immunex. When Amgen bought Immunex, sargramostim was divested to Berlex, a US subsidiary of Schering AG. Berlex was acquired by Bayer in 2006, and Bayer sold the franchise to Genzyme in 2009, which was subsequently acquired by Sanofi. Its use was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration for acceleration of white blood cell recovery following autologous bone marrow transplantation in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia, or Hodgkin's disease in March 1991. In November 1996, the FDA also approved sargramostim for treatment of fungal infections and replenishment of white blood cells following chemotherapy.
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InterPro entry IPR000773Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GMCSF) is a cytokine that acts in hematopoiesis to stimulate growth and differentiation of hematopoietic precursor cells from various lineages including granulocytes, macrophages, eosinophils and erythrocytes [PUBMED:2458827, PUBMED:1569568]. GMCSF is a glycoprotein of ~120 residues that contains 4 conserved cysteines that participate in disulphide bond formation. The crystal structure of recombinant human GMCSF has been determined [PUBMED:1569568]. There are two molecules in the asymmetric unit, which are related by an approximate non-crystallographic 2-fold axis. The overall structure, which is highly compact and globular with a predominantly hydrophobic core, is characterised by a 4-alpha-helix bundle. The helices are arranged in a left-handed anti-parallel fashion, with two overhand connections. Within the connections is a two-stranded anti-parallel beta-sheet. The tertiary structure has a topology similar to that of Sus scrofa (pig) growth factor and interferon-beta. Most of the proposed critical regions for receptor binding are located on a continuous surface at one end of the molecule that includes the C terminus [PUBMED:1569568].
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|Cellular component||extracellular region (GO:0005576)|
|Molecular function||growth factor activity (GO:0008083)|
|granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor binding (GO:0005129)|
|Biological process||immune response (GO:0006955)|
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Cytokines are regulatory peptides that can be produced by various cells for communicating and orchestrating the large multicellular system. Cytokines are key mediators of hematopoiesis, immunity, allergy, inflammation, tissue remodeling, angiogenesis, and embryonic development . This superfamily includes both the long and short chain helical cytokines.
The clan contains the following 25 members:CNTF CSF-1 EPO_TPO Flt3_lig GCSF GM_CSF Hormone_1 IFN-gamma IL10 IL11 IL12 IL13 IL15 IL2 IL22 IL3 IL34 IL4 IL5 IL6 Interferon Leptin LIF_OSM PRF SCF
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|Seed source:||Sarah Teichmann|
|Number in seed:||7|
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|Average length of the domain:||119.30 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||58 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||77.54 %|
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