Erythropoiesis is the formation of red blood cells. In adults, haematopoeisis takes place predominantly in the bone marrow of long bones. The precursor cell, erythroblast, ejects its nucleus during development, leaving more room for the payload of the corpuscle, haemoglobin. Erythropoiesis is tightly regulated by hormones such as erythropoietin, hepcidin and erythroferrone. It is one of the processes most dependant on adequate iron metabolism and that of folate and vitamin B12.
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