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The Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor has a dual role in neuronal and vascular plasticity.
Wallner, S; Peters, S; Pitzer, C; Resch, H; Bogdahn, U; Schneider, A;
Front Cell Dev Biol. 2015; 3: 48


Aschauer-Wallner Stephanie
Resch Herbert


Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is a growth factor that has originally been identified several decades ago as a hematopoietic factor required mainly for the generation of neutrophilic granulocytes, and is in clinical use for that. More recently, it has been discovered that G-CSF also plays a role in the brain as a growth factor for neurons and neural stem cells, and as a factor involved in the plasticity of the vasculature. We review and discuss these dual properties in view of the neuroregenerative potential of this growth factor.