Erythropoietin-- measurement and clinical applications.

Abstract

Erythropoietin (EPO) is an endogenous hormone produced primarily by the kidney which controls the production of erythrocytes. The main stimulus to production is low tissue oxygen (hypoxia) and EPO triggers the formation of red blood cells by binding to a receptor on erythroid progenitor target cells. Alteration in the EPO regulatory system produces a change… (More)

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