Platelet activation by collagen provides sustained release of anabolic cytokines.

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BACKGROUND Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been increasingly used in sports medicine applications. Platelets are thought to release growth factors important in wound healing, including transforming growth factor (TGF-β1), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-AB), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). However, little is known about the effect of… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0363546511401576

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