[Screening for exogenous erythropoietin].

Abstract

r-HuEPO: Ever since it was first produced, illicit use recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEPO), a human polypeptide which accelerates production and maturation of red cells and consequently improves aerobic potential, has been observed in athletic competitions. IMPORTANCE OF SCREENING: Unfortunately, abuse of r-HuEPO can have severe adverse effects… (More)

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