The Formation of Fusiform Proplatelets and their Transformation to Discoid Platelets.

@article{Behnke1993TheFO,
  title={The Formation of Fusiform Proplatelets and their Transformation to Discoid Platelets.},
  author={O. Behnke},
  journal={Platelets},
  year={1993},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={262-7}
}
Blood platelets are produced in the circulation by fragmentation of long, slender processes of cytoplasm formed from the megakaryocyte, the parent cell of platelets. Fragmentation occurs at local constrictions, forming 6 to 15 µm long, fusiform fragments (elongated proplatelets). The fusiforms transform into the circular, disc-shaped mature platelet by… CONTINUE READING