Platelet interaction with the vessel wall.

  title={Platelet interaction with the vessel wall.},
  author={Philip G. de Groot and Rolf T Urbanus and M Roest},
  journal={Handbook of experimental pharmacology},
Platelets have attracted a growing interest among basic scientists and clinicians, as they have been shown to play an important role in many physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Beyond hemostasis, platelets participate in wound healing, inflammation, infectious diseases, maintenance of the endothelial barrier function, angiogenesis, and tumor metastasis. Over the last 50 years enormous progress has been made in our understanding of the role of platelets in hemostasis. Platelets… CONTINUE READING