Recombinant Human GM-CSF
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DescriptionGranulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) is hematopoietic growth factor produced by endothelial cells, monocytes, fibroblasts, and T cells. GM-CSF stimulates the production of neutrophilic granulocytes, macrophages, and mixed granulocyte-macrophage colonies from bone marrow cells. GM-CSF promotes immune system development and regulates neutrophil function during infection. Human and mouse GM-CSF show no cross-reactivity.
Activity AssayHuman GM-CSF is fully biologically active when compared to standard. The activity is determined by a proliferation assay using TF-1 cells and it is typically less than 200 pg/ml. This corresponds to an expected specific activity of 5 x 106 units/mg.
AA SequenceMAPARSPSPS TQPWEHVNAI QEARRLLNLS RDTAAEMNET VEVISEMFDL QEPTCLQTRL ELYKQGLRGS LTKLKGPLTM MASHYKQHCP PTPETSCATQ IITFESFKEN LKDFLLVIPF DCWEPVQE
Alternative NamesGranulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor, GMCSF, CSF-2, MGI1GM, colony stimulating factor 2 (granulocyte-macrophage), colony-stimulating factor, CSF-2, MGIIGM, sargramostim, molgramostin
|≥95% determined by reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE
|≤1.00 EU/μg as measured by kinetic LAL
|Lyophilized from a sterile (0.2 micron) filtered aqueous solution containing 10 mM sodium phosphate, pH 7.5
|Centrifuge vial before opening. When reconstituting the product, gently pipet and wash down the sides of the vial to ensure full recovery of the protein into solution. It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized product with sterile water at 0.1 mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.
|Stability and Storage
12 months from date of receipt when stored at -20°C to -80°C as supplied. 1 month when stored at 4°C after reconstituting as directed. 3 months when stored at -20°C to -80°C after reconstituting as directed.