Dying for attention: microparticles and angiogenesis.

  title={Dying for attention: microparticles and angiogenesis.},
  author={Chantal M Boulanger and Alain Tedgui},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  volume={67 1},
Microparticles, which were initially described as cell dust, have revealed over the past few years several exciting and unexpected properties. Microparticles are submicron vesicles shed from plasma membranes following cell activation or apoptosis, whose protein and lipid profile may be considered as a snapshot of the phenotype of the cell they stem from. The molecular mechanisms of microparticle formation and shedding are not yet fully understood, but seem to involve the changes in the… CONTINUE READING
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