Structure-function studies on recombinant human macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF).

Human macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) is a homodimeric cytokine that is a member of a structurally related family of hormones defined by an unusual up-up-down-down alpha-helical bundle. To identify regions on the surface of M-CSF that might interact with the M-CSF receptor, single and double amino acid substitutions were introduced into a… CONTINUE READING