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EPO

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Effects of erythropoietin on cycling performance of well-trained cyclists

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Blood Doping - Mayo Clinic

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Production of erythropoietin

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Heart Minute | Erythropoietin Fails in REVEAL Trial

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Gene Music using Protein Sequence of EPO "ERYTHROPOIETIN"

Erythropoietin, also known as hematopoietin or hemopoietin, is a glycoprotein cytokine secreted by the kidney in response to cellular hypoxia; it stimulates red blood cell production (erythropoiesis) in the bone marrow. Low levels of EPO are constantly secreted sufficient to compensate for normal red blood cell turnover. Common causes of cellular hypoxia resulting in elevated levels of EPO include any anemia, and hypoxemia due to chronic lung disease.
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  • Pharmacology 

  • Function 

  • Mechanism of action 

  • Synthesis and regulation 

  • Medical uses 

  • History 

  • Usage as doping product