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 Definition A protein hormone produced by the kidneys in response to hypoxia; it is essential for normal development and maturation of red blood cells (RBC). [d] [e]

22 Feb 2007 initial draft. Still needs to get references formatted correctly. Many other sections could be expanded. John B. Welsh

epo production from specific cancers

would be nice to see a section on epo secretion from the couple cancers that ectopically produce it. Tom Kelly 12:46, 9 July 2008 (CDT)