Modified labeling technique for in vivo visualization of platelets in the cerebral microcirculation of Mongolian gerbils.


Activation of platelets induces interactions with platelets, endothelial cells, and leukocytes. In vivo observation of these interactions in the cerebral microcirculation is rare. The purpose of the present study was to develop a model enabling the in vivo observation of platelet kinetics in the cerebral microcirculation. Intravital fluorescence microscopy… (More)