Abnormalities of calcium ion movement in platelets of patients with myeloproliferative disorders.

We investigated abnormalities in calcium ion influx in platelets of patients with myeloproliferative disorders (MPD). 45Ca2+ influx into the cytosol of MPD platelets was lower than that of normal controls. To determine whether the low Ca2+ influx is caused by a functional abnormality of membrane glycoprotein (GP) IIb-IIIa complex for Ca2+ channel or not, we… CONTINUE READING