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What are EPO and interleukin-11?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Important proteins

Epo (erythropoietin) is a key hormone (made by kidneys in adults, liver in babies) in stimulating/signalling the production of red blood cells--it is used to treat anemia in folks wth kidney failure.
Interleukin-11 is a cellular protein encoded by the gene il-11 and is important is regulation of a megakaryocyte--the cell which makes platelets. Very complex processes. Have fun learning. Good luck.

In brief: Important proteins

Epo (erythropoietin) is a key hormone (made by kidneys in adults, liver in babies) in stimulating/signalling the production of red blood cells--it is used to treat anemia in folks wth kidney failure.
Interleukin-11 is a cellular protein encoded by the gene il-11 and is important is regulation of a megakaryocyte--the cell which makes platelets. Very complex processes. Have fun learning. Good luck.
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