Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Drug Discovery & Development
Drug Discovery Development
Methods Of Controlling Red Blood Cell Production
WARF: P180160US02

Inventors: Emery Bresnick, Nobuyuki Tanimura


The Invention
A method of controlling red blood cell production includes contacting red blood cell precursors with a composition including zinc, a composition including an inhibitor of a zinc exporter protein, or a combination thereof; wherein the contacting promotes survival of the red blood cell precursors, promotes terminal differentiation of the red blood cell precursors to mature red blood cells, or a combination thereof; or contacting red blood cell precursors with a composition including a zinc chelator, a composition including an inhibitor of a zinc importer protein, or a combination thereof; wherein the contacting inhibits survival of the red blood cell precursors, inhibits terminal differentiation of the red blood cell precursors to mature red blood cells, or a combination thereof.
Additional Information
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