Gender-specific and menstrual cycle dependent differences in circulating microparticles.


In comparison to age-matched men, young women are at increased risk to suffer from venous thromboembolism (VTE). Some risk factors of inherited and acquired thrombophilia are known, but approximately 30% of the overall risk remains unexplained. Recently, a role for microparticles (MP) in coagulation has been suggested. We investigated, if gender- and… (More)