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Hamostaseologie. 2008 Dec;28(5):289-98.

[Platelets: biochemistry and physiology].

[Article in German]

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Experimentelle und Klinische Hämostaseologie, Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Münster.


This article reviews the roles of blood platelets in haemostasis as well as in the pathogenesis of thromboembolic diseases. Besides the basic processes in primary haemostasis, platelet adhesion, platelet secretion, platelet aggregation, clot retraction, the new model of thrombin formation on the platelet surface is presented. The different signal transduction pathways in platelets are a main focus of this review.

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