Eosinophil progenitor cells are the developmental ancestors of the eosinophil cell type, and mature in the bone marrow. The cells contain granules with cytotoxic cationic proteins as well as cytokines and growth factors. The mature eosinophil cells participate in the immune response during allergic reactions and viral infections, as well as in many other immune processes.
Differentiation is associated with the presence of cytokines such as interleukin-3 and interleukin-5 as well as granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GMCSF).
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