Platelet homeostasis is regulated by platelet expression of CD47 under normal conditions and in passive immune thrombocytopenia.

@article{Olsson2005PlateletHI,
  title={Platelet homeostasis is regulated by platelet expression of CD47 under normal conditions and in passive immune thrombocytopenia.},
  author={Mattias Olsson and Pierre Bruhns and William A. Frazier and Jeffrey V Ravetch and P. -A. Oldenborg},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2005},
  volume={105 9},
  pages={3577-82}
}
Interaction between target cell CD47 and the inhibitory macrophage receptor signal regulatory protein alpha (SIRPalpha) counteracts macrophage phagocytosis of CD47-expressing host cells. As platelets also express CD47, we asked whether inhibitory CD47/SIRPalpha signaling regulates normal platelet turnover and clearance of platelets in immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). CD47(-/-) mice had a mild spontaneous thrombocytopenia, which was not due to a decreased platelet half-life as a result of… CONTINUE READING
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