New functions for platelets and their pathological implications.


We have recently demonstrated in Schistosoma mansoni infection that rat and human platelets could very efficiently kill parasite larvae, both in vivo and in vitro. The study of this IgE-dependent platelet effector function has led us to several subsequent findings. They concern: (1) the existence of a specific receptor for IgE on the platelet surface; (2… (More)


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