Leukocyte presence does not increase microbicidal activity of Platelet-rich Plasma in vitro

@inproceedings{Mariani2015LeukocytePD,
  title={Leukocyte presence does not increase microbicidal activity of Platelet-rich Plasma in vitro},
  author={Erminia Mariani and Valentina Canella and Andrea Berlingeri and Alessandra Bielli and Luca Cattini and Maria Paola Landini and Elizaveta Kon and Maurilio Marcacci and Berardo Di Matteo and Giuseppe Filardo},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2015}
}
Human platelets are a rich reservoir of molecules that promote regenerative processes and microbicidal activity. This activity might be increased by concentration in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) products and modulated by the presence of leukocytes. Despite extensive use in clinical procedures, only few studies have investigated PRP’s real microbicidal potential. Therefore, this study aimed at comparing the in vitro microbicidal activity of platelets and leukocyte-enriched PRP (L-PRP) to pure… CONTINUE READING
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