Platelet receptors for collagens.

  title={Platelet receptors for collagens.},
  author={Beate E. Kehrel},
  volume={6 1},
Collagens belong to the constituents that determine the thrombogenicity of the vessel wall. Seven genetically distinct collagens-type I, III, IV, V, VI, VIII and XIII-have been identified in the vessel wall. The interaction of platelets with collagens is a complex process since collagens are not only potent platelet agonists but also adhesive proteins. In recent years several platelet membrane glycoproteins have been shown to be involved in platelet-collagen interactions. The mechanisms of… CONTINUE READING