Megakaryocyte–erythroid progenitor cell

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The megakaryocyte–erythroid progenitor cell (or MEP, or hMEP to specify human[1]) is a cell that gives rise to megakaryocytes and erythrocytes.[2][3]

It is derived from the common myeloid progenitor.[4]


  1. ^ Mori Y, Iwasaki H, Kohno K, et al. (January 2009). "Identification of the human eosinophil lineage-committed progenitor: revision of phenotypic definition of the human common myeloid progenitor". J. Exp. Med. 206 (1): 183–93. doi:10.1084/jem.20081756. PMC 2626675. PMID 19114669.
  2. ^ Megakaryocyte-erythroid+progenitor+cells at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  3. ^ "Blood – On the origins of megakaryocytes". Archived from the original on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
  4. ^ Edvardsson L, Dykes J, Olofsson T (May 2006). "Isolation and characterization of human myeloid progenitor populations – TpoR as discriminator between common myeloid and megakaryocyte/erythroid progenitors". Exp. Hematol. 34 (5): 599–609. doi:10.1016/j.exphem.2006.01.017. PMID 16647566.