Plasma erythropoietin levels in mice during the growth period.

  title={Plasma erythropoietin levels in mice during the growth period.},
  author={Alf E Meberg and Per H{\aa}g{\aa} and Marianne Johansen},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  volume={45 4},
Plasma erythropoietin (erythropoiesis stimulating factor(s), ESF), PCV and body weight were measured in normal mice from birth until the age of 70 d. Low but detectable ESF activity was present at birth, following by undetectable levels 12-48 h after birth. Thereafter the ESF level rapidly increased. Peak levels were obtained 15-20 d after birth. During the same phase an increased growth velocity occurred, coincident with decreased PCV levels. A fall to undetectable levels in plasma ESF… CONTINUE READING