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Curr Opin Hematol. 2000 May;7(3):143-9.

Measurement of thrombopoietic levels: clinical and biological relationships.

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Department of Medicine, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany.

Abstract

Platelet production is primarily regulated by the thrombopoietic cytokine thrombopoietin (TPO). In most cases thrombopoietin serum levels are determined by the rate of c-mpl receptor-mediated degradation after TPO uptake into platelets and megakaryocytes. The contribution of increased TPO protein synthesis by a translational mechanism was recently appreciated as the cause for hereditary thrombocythemia and will have to be elucidated in other conditions of thrombocytosis in association with increased TPO levels.

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