Published in Blood Weekly, October 13th, 2005
Study 1: Platelets play an indirect role in the regulation of new vessel formation.
According to a study from Canada, "platelets play many important roles in maintenance and formation of blood vessels. The latter is usually attributed to release of direct acting proangiogenic influences, e.g., vascular endothelial growth factor, sphingosine 1 phosphate, and other mediators, though their effects are normally opposed by endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors, including thrombospondin 1 (TSP-1/THSP1)."
"Hence downregulation of TSP-1 is regarded as an important...
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