This volume is a one-source guide to the most current information about red blood cell formation and the action of recombinant human erythropoietins. Topics in the fields of erythropoiesis, recombinant protein discovery and production, and treatment of patients with anemia will be covered. The newest theories in erythropoiesis (receptors, signaling), manufacturing, new formulations, and clinical research are discussed. It is of interest to researchers and clinical investigators in academia and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, to clinical research associates, clinical monitors, and physician investigators. This softcover volume is an unchanged second printing of the hardcover edition published in 2003.