Platelets and the complement cascade in atherosclerosis

@inproceedings{Patzelt2015PlateletsAT,
  title={Platelets and the complement cascade in atherosclerosis},
  author={Johannes Patzelt and Admar Verschoor and Harald F Langer},
  booktitle={Front. Physiol.},
  year={2015}
}
Atherosclerosis and its late sequels are still the number one cause of death in western societies. Platelets are a driving force not only during the genesis of atherosclerosis, but especially in its late stages, as evidenced by complications such as arterial thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and ischemic stroke. Atherosclerosis is increasingly recognized as an inflammatory disease, influenced by various immune mechanisms. The complement system is part of our innate immune system, and its… CONTINUE READING

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