Published in Blood Weekly, April 24th, 2003
Recent research from Japan "measured and compared the levels of plasma monocyte-derived microparticles (MDMP) and platelet activation markers [plasma platelet-derived microparticles (PDMP), CD62P binding to platelets; plt-CD62P, CD63 binding to platelets; plt-CD63], to develop a better understanding of their potential contribution to vascular complications of lung cancer. The concentrations of MDMP and PDMP in lung cancer patients were significantly higher (p<0.01) than those in normal subjects.
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