colony-stimulating factor

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colony-stimulating factor

[′käl·ə·nē ¦stim·yə‚lād·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
(immunology)
A group of lymphocytes that induce the maturation and proliferation of leukocyte, macrophage, and monocyte lines present in bone marrow.
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While the 12 genotypes of CSF2 polymorphism was associated with lower back fat and higher growth rate to weaning, the 22 CSF2 genotypes was associated with more type IIA fiber and darker meat color.
A total of 14,850 participants completed the CSF2 GAT physical domain pilot questions and consented for their data to be used for further study.
The CSF2 provided composite scores for each original GAT dimension (emotional, social, family, spiritual).