Platelets and chemokines in atherosclerosis: partners in crime.

  title={Platelets and chemokines in atherosclerosis: partners in crime.},
  author={Christian David Weber},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={96 6},
It becomes increasingly evident that blood platelets do not only exert important functions in hemostasis and thrombus formation but are also involved in atherosclerotic vascular disease. A major portion of the underlying mechanisms is related to an intricate functional interaction of platelets with chemokines, which have also been implicated in atherogenesis and neointima formation: (1) Platelets can induce the secretion of chemokines in different cells of the vascular wall; (2) In combination… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 120 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 44 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…