Metabolism of erythropoietin in conscious pregnant rats.


Circulating erythropoietin (EPO) concentration increases during human and rat gestation, thereby contributing to the expansion of red cell mass. However, the mechanism(s) underlying gestational increases of the hormone is unknown. Our objective was to define whether the elevated EPO levels are secondary to decreased metabolic clearance or to enhanced… (More)


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@article{Gough1995MetabolismOE, title={Metabolism of erythropoietin in conscious pregnant rats.}, author={Stephen R. Gough and Margo Mosher and Kirk P. Conrad}, journal={The American journal of physiology}, year={1995}, volume={268 5 Pt 2}, pages={R1117-20} }