Recombinant human erythropoietin attenuates weight loss in a murine cancer cachexia model

Abstract

Within hypoxic tumor regions anaerobic dissimilation of glucose is the sole source of energy generation. It yields only 5% of the ATP that is normally gained by means of oxidative glucose catabolism. The increased need for glucose may aggravate cancer cachexia. We investigated the impact of recombinant human erythropoietin (RhEPO) and increased inspiratory… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00432-003-0526-7

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