Role of Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor in Human Reproduction

J Res Med Sci. 2018 Jan 29;23:7. doi: 10.4103/jrms.JRMS_628_17. eCollection 2018.


As new research reveals, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) plays an effective role in pregnancy success, considering that it not only affects the embryo implantation and ovarian function but also it promotes endometrial thickening and improves the pathophysiology of endometriosis, which all fundamentally lead to reducing pregnancy loss. In this review, we focus on the role of G-CSF in human reproduction. We summarized its role in ovulation, luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome, poor responders, improving repeated in vitro fertilization failure, endometrial receptivity and treatment of thin endometrium, and recurrent spontaneous abortion.

Keywords: Fertilization in vitro; granulocyte colony-stimulating factor; habitual abortion; ovulation.

Publication types

  • Review