Erythropoietin, EPO

Erythropoietin is a glycoprotein hormone that induces erythropoiesis. Tumour cell induction of EPO is responsible for polycythemia in a number of malignancies.

Immunohistochemical expression

Diagnostic utility



1 Butnor KJ, Nicholson AG, Allred DC, et al. Expression of renal cell carcinoma-associated markers erythropoietin, CD10, and renal cell carcinoma marker in diffuse malignant mesothelioma and metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2006; 130:823-7 FULL TEXT


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