The detection, immunofluorescent localization, and thrombin induced release of human platelet-associated fibronectin antigen.

Platelets are cells which develop adhesive properties following stimulation. Since fibronectin (fn) mediates adhesive properties of several cells, we sought evidence for platelet associated fn. Lysates of suspensions of washed human platelets containing less than or equal to 50 ng soluble fn/10(9) cells contained 2.85 micrograms fn antigen per 10(9) cells… CONTINUE READING