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CFU-GM is a colony forming unit. It is derived from CFU-GEMM.

The "GM" stands for "granulocyte, monocyte".[1 ]

It is the precursor for monoblasts and myeloblasts.

Production is stimulated by granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF).



There is some controversy over which granulocytes derive from CFU-GM.

  • There is little disagreement that neutrophils come from CFU-GM.
  • Other sources state that basophils do not derive from CFU-GM, but from a distinct CFU, titled "CFU-Baso".[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Hem I WBC Morphology and Physiology". Retrieved 2008-12-30.  
  2. ^ Ganong, William F.; McPhee, Stephen J.; Lingappa, Vishwanath R. (2005). Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine (Lange). McGraw-Hill Medical. pp. 107. ISBN 0-07-144159-X.  
  3. ^ Rudolph, Colin David (2003). Rudolph's pediatrics. New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division. pp. 1563. ISBN 0-8385-8285-0.  

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