Riboflavin and ultraviolet illumination affects selected platelet mRNA transcript amounts differently.


BACKGROUND Pathogen inactivation (PI) techniques use ultraviolet (UV) illumination with or without a photosensitizer to destroy pathogen RNA and DNA. Although lacking a nucleus and innate DNA transcription, platelets (PLTs) contain RNA and can synthesize proteins. The impact of PI on PLT protein synthesis and function is unknown; altered synthesis may… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/trf.13715