CFU-GM

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CFU-GM
Drzewko rozwojowe komórek macierzystych krwi.JPG
Lineage. Captions in Polish, but "GMP" visible near bottom center.
Code TH H2.00.04.3.02009
Anatomical terminology

CFU-GM (or "GMP", for "granulocyte-macrophage progenitor") is a colony forming unit. It is derived from CFU-GEMM.

The "GM" stands for "granulocyte, monocyte".[1]

It is the precursor for monoblasts and myeloblasts.

Production is stimulated by granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF).

Granulocytes[edit]

There is some controversy over which granulocytes derive from CFU-GM.

  • There is little disagreement that neutrophils come from CFU-GM.
  • Other sources state that basophils do not derive from CFU-GM, but from a distinct CFU, titled "CFU-Baso".[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hem I WBC Morphology and Physiology". Retrieved 2008-12-30. [dead link]
  2. ^ Ganong, William F.; McPhee, Stephen J.; Lingappa, Vishwanath R. (2005). Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine (Lange). McGraw-Hill Medical. p. 107. ISBN 0-07-144159-X. 
  3. ^ Rudolph, Colin David (2003). Rudolph's pediatrics. New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division. p. 1563. ISBN 0-8385-8285-0. 

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