What is Erythropoitin ? What is its function ?« Back to Questions List

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Posted by Tarik Paik
Asked on December 5, 2018 2:07 pm
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Erythropoitin is a glycoprotein hormone. Its production in the Kidneys is sensitive to change in Po2.

The remarkable constancy of the circularing red blood cells mass in adults suggest that the process of its erythropoiesis is rigidly controlled.
Exposure to low O2 tension increase erythropoiesis; hypoxia reverses this i.e. decreases erythropoiesis . Erythropoietin stimulates erythropoiesis. It binds to cell surface receptors in erythroid progenitor cells in bone marrow.

Posted by aalkhadiza
Answered On December 5, 2018 2:13 pm