Platelet adhesion, shape change, and aggregation: rapid initiation and signal transduction events.

@article{Gear1994PlateletAS,
  title={Platelet adhesion, shape change, and aggregation: rapid initiation and signal transduction events.},
  author={Adrian R. L. Gear},
  journal={Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={285-94}
}
Blood platelets are essential for hemostasis, and knowledge of their function is important for understanding both normal and pathologic situations. A number of approaches have been used to evaluate platelet adhesion, aggregation, and secretion, and within the last 10 years much interest has been directed to the biochemical mechanisms and signal transduction events occurring during these various phases of function. New information has come from development of technologies to evaluate the changes… CONTINUE READING