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Platelet–neutrophil interactions as drivers of inflammatory and thrombotic disease
- Lisman, Ton
- Cell and tissue research 2018 v.371 no.3 pp. 567-576
- atherosclerosis, blood platelets, hemostasis, inflammation, neutrophils, thrombosis
- Neutrophils are well known for their role in infection and inflammatory disease and are first responders at sites of infection or injury. Platelets have an established role in hemostasis and thrombosis and are first responders at sites of vascular damage. However, neutrophils are increasingly recognized for their role in thrombosis, while the immunemodulatory properties of platelets are being increasingly studied. Platelets and neutrophils interact during infection, inflammation and thrombosis and modulate each other’s functions. This review will discuss the consequences of platelet–neutrophil interactions in infection, thrombosis, atherosclerosis and tissue injury and repair.