The HIF family member EPAS1/HIF-2alpha is required for normal hematopoiesis in mice.

Hypoxic stress plays a role in pathophysiologic states such as myocardial infarction and cerebral vascular events as well as in normal physiologic conditions including development and hematopoiesis. Members of the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) family function as transcriptional regulators of genes involved in the hypoxic response. After generating adult… CONTINUE READING