Plasma soluble erythropoietin receptor is decreased during sleep in Andean highlanders with Chronic Mountain Sickness

@inproceedings{Villafuerte2016PlasmaSE,
  title={Plasma soluble erythropoietin receptor is decreased during sleep in Andean highlanders with Chronic Mountain Sickness},
  author={Francisco C Villafuerte and Noem{\'i} Corante and Cecilia Anza-Ram{\'i}rez and R{\'o}mulo Figueroa-Muj{\'i}ca and Gustavo Vizcardo-Galindo and Andy Mercado and Jos{\'e} Luis Macarlup{\'u} and Fabiola L{\'e}on-Velarde},
  booktitle={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2016}
}
Excessive erythrocytosis (EE) is the main sign of Chronic Mountain Sickness (CMS), a highly prevalent syndrome in Andean highlanders. Low pulse O2 saturation (SpO2) during sleep and serum androgens have been suggested to contribute to EE in CMS patients. However, whether these factors have a significant impact on the erythropoietin (Epo) system leading to… CONTINUE READING