Platelets and chemokines in atherosclerosis: partners in crime.

@article{Weber2005PlateletsAC,
  title={Platelets and chemokines in atherosclerosis: partners in crime.},
  author={Christian David Weber},
  journal={Circulation research},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={612-6}
}
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

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