An overview of erythropoietin therapy

Zirapury, Tasnim, van Eps, Carolyn, Hawley, Carmel M., Badve, Sunil V. and Johnson, David W. (2013). An overview of erythropoietin therapy. In Erythropoietin: human production, potential uses and adverse effects (pp. 31-53) New York, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Author Zirapury, Tasnim
van Eps, Carolyn
Hawley, Carmel M.
Badve, Sunil V.
Johnson, David W.
Title of chapter An overview of erythropoietin therapy
Title of book Erythropoietin: human production, potential uses and adverse effects
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781624171055
Chapter number 2
Start page 31
End page 53
Total pages 23
Total chapters 5
Subjects 1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Abstract/Summary Erythropoietin, produced primarily by the kidneys, is the principal factor responsible for the regulation of erythropoiesis. Since its discovery in 1986, human recombinant erythropoietin has revolutionized the management of anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Its use has resulted in substantial reduction in the requirement of blood transfusions. However, targeting higher hemoglobin levels with erythropoietin in CKD has been associated with increased risk of stroke, vascular access thrombosis, hypertension and possibly death. Pre-clinical studies suggest that erythropoietin plays a role in neovascularisation, neurogenesis and immunomodulation.Due to these pleotropic effects, erythropoietin has also been studied in various other conditions such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, stroke, acute kidney injury and spinal cord injury. The aim of this article is to review the regulation and sites of erythropoietin production, its use in clinical practice and adverse effects.
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