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Q523) Which of the following gastric cells indirectly help in erythropoiesis ? [NEET 2018]

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Erythropoiesis is a process of production of red blood cells. The parietal cells of the stomach are gastric cells that indirectly help in erythropoiesis. These cells produce glycoprotein known as a gastric intrinsic factor (GIF). This factor plays important role in the absorption of vitamin B12 in the ileum of the small intestine. This vitamin B12 , in turn, is essential in the process of erythropoiesis for differentiation of erythroblasts. Thus, the correct answer is option d.
Answer : (d)