Normal platelet function

Normal platelet function Platelets play an important role in the vessel. Following their formation from megakaryocytes, platelets exist in circulation for 5–7 days and primarily function as regulators of hemostasis and thrombosis. Following vascular insult or injury, platelets become activated in the blood resulting in adhesion to the exposed extracellular matrix underlying the endothelium, formation of a platelet plug, and finally formation and consolidation of a thrombus consisting of both a core and shell. In pathological conditions, platelets are essential for formation of occlusive thrombus formation and as a result are the primary target for prevention of arterial thrombus formation. In addition to regulation of hemostasis in the vessel, platelets have also been shown to play an important role in innate immunity as well as regulation of tumor growth and extravasations in the vessel. These primary functions of the platelet represent its normal function and versatility in circulation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cancer and Metastasis Reviews Springer Journals

Normal platelet function

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Biomedicine; Cancer Research; Oncology; Biomedicine, general
ISSN
0167-7659
eISSN
1573-7233
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10555-017-9677-x
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Abstract

Platelets play an important role in the vessel. Following their formation from megakaryocytes, platelets exist in circulation for 5–7 days and primarily function as regulators of hemostasis and thrombosis. Following vascular insult or injury, platelets become activated in the blood resulting in adhesion to the exposed extracellular matrix underlying the endothelium, formation of a platelet plug, and finally formation and consolidation of a thrombus consisting of both a core and shell. In pathological conditions, platelets are essential for formation of occlusive thrombus formation and as a result are the primary target for prevention of arterial thrombus formation. In addition to regulation of hemostasis in the vessel, platelets have also been shown to play an important role in innate immunity as well as regulation of tumor growth and extravasations in the vessel. These primary functions of the platelet represent its normal function and versatility in circulation.

Journal

Cancer and Metastasis ReviewsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 30, 2017

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