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A cytokine (mast cell growth factor, MCGF,144 aa) produced by mitogen-activated T cells that stimulates the proliferation of erythroid precursor cells (BFU-E). May act synergistically with erythropoietin and together with IL-3 promotes mast cell growth. The receptor (522 aa) belongs to the haematopoietic receptor superfamily.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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