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Blood platelets and biological response to 'danger' signals - and subsequent inflammation: Towards a new paradigm?
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PMID:  21444230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Blood platelets are cellular elements of primary haemostasis. During the last decade research on platelets has been subsequently based on this paradigm, with separate observations on issues such as the ability for platelets to bind infectious agents or even engulf them, to drop in counts in case of evolving infectious processes, etc. More recently, novel work has set up bases for novel functions for platelets, as members of functional immune cells, principally in innate immunity but capable of influencing adaptive immunity. Platelets are thus essential to haemostasis and to inflammation, questioning their essential functionality and the set up of a novel paradigm: could platelets be tissue-repairing cells? Such an assumption would open an entire new field of investigations. The present "State of the Art" essay attempts to discuss the main arguments on this.
O Garraud; P Damien; J Berthet; C-A Arthaud; H Hamzeh-Cognasse; F Cognasse
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transfusion clinique et biologique : journal de la Societe francaise de transfusion sanguine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1953-8022     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9423846     Medline TA:  Transfus Clin Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  FRE     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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Vernacular Title:
Plaquettes sanguines, réponses aux signaux de danger infectieux et inflammation : vers un nouveau paradigme ?
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