NESP

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NESP

Novel erythropoiesis-stimulating protein. A biologic response-modifying glycoprotein, which is FDA-approved for treating anaemia in children with chronic renal insufficiency or end-stage renal failure, and thought to offer advantages over erythropoietin.
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Cowan was also the Visiting Laboratory Director at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, where the first positive result for novel erythropoiesis-stimulating protein (NESP) was discovered, a substance used to increase the delivery of oxygen.
Novel erythropoiesis-stimulating protein (Aranesp[TM]; darbepoetin alfa) is a glycoprotein hormone with a longer serum half-life than recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) (1).
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