A comparison of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) gene expression in primary and immortalized endothelial cells.

@article{Green2000ACO,
  title={A comparison of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) gene expression in primary and immortalized endothelial cells.},
  author={Morton C Green and Maureen Harrington},
  journal={Journal of hematotherapy & stem cell research},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={237-46}
}
M-CSF is produced by a wide variety of cell types, including EC, fibroblasts, and monocyte/macrophages, where it functions as a survival factor and a chemotactic agent for monocytes. An early event in the development of atherosclerosis is the infiltration of monocytes into the artery wall. Local expression of M-CSF by EC lining the blood vessels is thought… CONTINUE READING