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Platelets : their exploitation and elimination

Coupland, Lucy Anne


Platelets are cytoplasmic fragments present in large numbers within the bloodstream that contain a multitude of proteins. For a long time, platelet function was believed to be limited to the essential functions of haemostasis and thrombosis. However, it has become clear in the last decade that platelets play significant roles in both innate and adaptive immunity, inflammatory responses including leukocyte migration, tissue regeneration and angiogenesis. Parallelling the revelation of the...[Show more]

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