Cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of hematopoietic precursor cells from various lineages, including granulocytes, macrophages, eosinophils and erythrocytes. Belongs to the GM-CSF family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cytokine; Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide
Cellular Component: extracellular space
Molecular Function: cytokine activity
Biological Process: embryonic placenta development; epithelial fluid transport; histamine secretion; macrophage activation; monocyte differentiation; myeloid dendritic cell differentiation; negative regulation of cytolysis; neutrophil differentiation; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of DNA replication; positive regulation of interleukin-23 production; positive regulation of tyrosine phosphorylation of Stat5 protein; regulation of cell proliferation; regulation of circadian sleep/wake cycle, sleep; regulation of gene expression