Role of a JAK3-dependent biochemical signaling pathway in platelet activation and aggregation.


Here we provide experimental evidence that identifies JAK3 as one of the regulators of platelet function. Treatment of platelets with thrombin induced tyrosine phosphorylation of the JAK3 target substrates STAT1 and STAT3. Platelets from JAK3-deficient mice displayed a decrease in tyrosine phosphorylation of STAT1 and STAT3. In accordance with these data… (More)