Platelets, petechiae, and preservation of the vascular wall Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood Platelets
  • Blood Vessels
  • Purpura
  • Thrombocytopenia

abstract

  • This review concerns functional contacts between platelets and endothelial cells, with emphasis on the maintenance of vascular integrity by proangiogenic cytokines and growth factors released by platelets. These molecules bind to receptors on the surface of endothelial cells, thereby stabilizing the vascular-endothelium cadherin complex. Copyright © 2008 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • September 18, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2935201

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMra0800887

PubMed ID

  • 18799560

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1261

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 359

number

  • 12