Defective adhesion of blood platelets to vascular microfibrils in the Bernard-Soulier syndrome.


Bernard-Soulier syndrome (BSS) platelets, which lack the membrane glycoprotein complex Ib-IX, do not adhere to subendothelium. The adhesion of platelets from two patients with BSS to subendothelial microfibrils (MFs) and type I collagen was compared in an in vitro assay adapted to patients with low platelet count. With both patients, platelet adhesion to… (More)


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