Role of platelets in the development of atherosclerosis.

Abstract

Platelets are blood cell fragments that originate from the cytoplasm of megakaryocytes in the bone marrow and circulate in blood to play a major role in the hemostatic process and in thrombus formation after an endothelial injury. Recent studies have provided insight into platelet functions in inflammation and atherosclerosis. A range of molecules, present… (More)

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