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Special Issue "Mechanisms of Platelet Thrombus Formation"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Platelets are normally free flowing in a blood vessel. However, in the event of vessel injury or disease such as atherosclerotic plaques, platelets will initially tether, via exposed extracellular matrix ligands with respective platelet receptors, then adhesive events occur, followed by activation through signaling events. These inside out signaling events lead to the conversion of the major platelet integrin alphaIIbbeta3 from a resting to an activated state, where it will bind its natural ligands, including fibrinogen, to create stable platelet aggregates. The numerous steps involved in platelet thrombus formation are regulated by different receptors, ligands, signaling molecules, rheological biomechanical forces, and soluble agonist dependent mechanisms. These events regulate not only thrombus growth and stability but also the propagation of blood clots formed.
Prof. Dr. Denise Jackson
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- platelet adhesion
- platelet aggregation
- tissue factor bearing microparticles
- thrombus growth
- thrombus stability
- platelet tethering
- platelet activation
- propagation of thrombus formation
- rheological biomechanical platelet aggregation
- soluble agonist dependent mechanisms