Plasma fibronectin and platelet aggregation in diabetes mellitus.

Plasma fibronectin (FN) is a high-molecular weight glycoprotein produced by endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and other mesenchymal cells. Plasma FN levels were measured in non-insulin-dependent diabetics (NIDDM) (n = 42) and compared with age-matched control subjects (n = 20). Plasma FN levels were significantly higher in the NIDDM patients (44.2 +/- 2.2 mg… (More)