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Light transmission aggregometry (LTA) is the most common method used to assess platelet function. However, there is no universal standard for its performance. The Platelet Physiology Subcommittee of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis formed a working party of experts with the aim of(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with cancer have antibodies against tumour antigens. Characterising the antibody repertoire may provide insights into aberrant cellular mechanisms in cancer development, ultimately leading to novel diagnostic or therapeutic targets. The aim of this study was to characterise the antibody profiles in patients whose symptoms warranted(More)
Bernard-Soulier syndrome is a rare bleeding disorder caused by a quantitative or qualitative defect in the platelet glycoprotein (GP) Ib-IX-V complex. The complex, which serves as a platelet receptor for von Willebrand factor, is composed of 4 subunits: GPIb alpha, GPIb beta, GPIX, and GPV. We here describe the molecular basis of a novel form of(More)
There is a significant association between cardiovascular disease and depression. Previous studies have documented changes in platelets in depression. It is unknown if depression causes functional changes in platelet surface receptors. Therefore, we analyzed (1) the surface expression of glycoprotein (GP)Ib and the integrin receptor alpha(IIb)beta(IIIa),(More)
Thrombosis is common in ovarian cancer. However, the interaction of platelets with ovarian cancer cells has not been critically examined. To address this, we investigated platelet interactions in a range of ovarian cancer cell lines with different metastatic potentials [HIO-80, 59M, SK-OV-3, A2780, A2780cis]. Platelets adhered to ovarian cancer cells with(More)
Bernard-Soulier syndrome is an uncommon bleeding disorder caused by a quantitative or qualitative defect in the platelet glycoprotein (GP)Ib/IX complex. The complex is composed of four subunits, GPIbalpha, GPIbbeta, GPIX, and GPV. Here we describe the molecular basis of a novel Bernard-Soulier syndrome variant in a patient in whom GPIbalpha and GPIX were(More)
The platelet GPIb-V-IX complex is the receptor for the initial binding of von Willebrand factor (vWF) mediating platelet adhesion. The complex is composed of four membrane-spanning glycoproteins (GP): GPIbalpha, GPIbbeta, GPIX, and GPV. Bernard-Soulier syndrome results from a qualitative or quantitative defect in one or more components of the platelet(More)
Hypertension and atherosclerosis are highly prevalent disorders which contribute substantially to the burden of premature morbidity and mortality at significant cost to the economy. Hypertension, abdominal obesity and risk factor clustering represent complex regulatory disorders which probably reflect an interaction of multiple genetic and environmental(More)