Marion T. J. van den Bosch

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Glycogen synthase kinase-3 is a Ser/Thr kinase, tonically active in resting cells but inhibited by phosphorylation of an N-terminal Ser residue (Ser(21) in GSK3α and Ser(9) in GSK3β) in response to varied external stimuli. Recent work suggests that GSK3 functions as a negative regulator of platelet function, but how GSK3 is regulated in platelets has not(More)
BACKGROUND Platelets are central to the process of hemostasis, rapidly aggregating at sites of blood vessel injury and acting as coagulation nidus sites. On interaction with the subendothelial matrix, platelets are transformed into balloonlike structures as part of the hemostatic response. It remains unclear, however, how and why platelets generate these(More)
BACKGROUND The motor protein myosin Va plays an important role in the trafficking of intracellular vesicles. Mutation of the Myo5a gene causes Griscelli syndrome type 1 in humans and the dilute phenotype in mice, which are both characterised by pigment dilution and neurological defects as a result of impaired vesicle transport in melanocytes and(More)
BACKGROUND Protein kinase C (PKC) is a major regulator of platelet function and secretion. The underlying molecular pathway from PKC to secretion, however, is poorly understood. By a proteomics screen we identified the guanine nucleotide exchange factor cytohesin-2 as a candidate PKC substrate. OBJECTIVES We aimed to validate cytohesin-2 as a PKC(More)
would have been missed. Further, ethnic differences in incidence trends have only been observed in childhoodALLand are not present in other childhood cancers (eg, childhood brain tumors), suggesting that changes in ethnic classification are unlikely to be solely responsible for trend differences. In utero exposure to factors such as tobacco are likely to(More)
OBJECTIVE Platelets are increasingly implicated in processes beyond hemostasis and thrombosis, such as vascular remodeling. Members of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family not only remodel the extracellular matrix but also modulate platelet function. Here, we made a systematic comparison of the roles of MMP family members in acute thrombus formation(More)
Integrin αIIbβ3 is a highly abundant heterodimeric platelet receptor that can transmit information bidirectionally across the plasma membrane, and plays a critical role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Upon platelet activation, inside-out signaling pathways increase the affinity of αIIbβ3 for fibrinogen and other ligands. Ligand binding and integrin clustering(More)
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