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Human platelet activation by Escherichia coli: roles for FcγRIIA and integrin αIIbβ3 (2016)
Journal Article
Watson, C. N., Cox, D., Watson, S. P., Arman, M., Henderson, I. R., & Kerrigan, S. W. (2016). Human platelet activation by Escherichia coli: roles for FcγRIIA and integrin αIIbβ3. Platelets, 27(6), 535-540. https://doi.org/10.3109/09537104.2016.1148129

Gram-negative Escherichia coli cause diseases such as sepsis and hemolytic uremic syndrome in which thrombotic disorders can be found. Direct platelet–bacterium interactions might contribute to some of these conditions; however, mechanisms of human p... Read More about Human platelet activation by Escherichia coli: roles for FcγRIIA and integrin αIIbβ3.

Megakaryocytes assemble podosomes that degrade matrix and protrude through basement membrane (2013)
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Schachtner, H., Calaminus, S. D. J., Sinclair, A., Monypenny, J., Blundell, M. P., Leon, C., …Machesky, L. M. (2013). Megakaryocytes assemble podosomes that degrade matrix and protrude through basement membrane. Blood, 121(13), 2542-2552. doi:10.1182/blood-2012-07-443457

Megakaryocytes give rise to platelets via extension of proplatelet arms, which are released through the vascular sinusoids into the bloodstream. Megakaryocytes and their precursors undergo varying interactions with the extracellular environment in th... Read More about Megakaryocytes assemble podosomes that degrade matrix and protrude through basement membrane.

Identification of a novel, actin-rich structure, the actin nodule, in the early stages of platelet spreading (2008)
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Calaminus, S. D. J., Thomas, S., McCarty, O. J. T., Machesky, L. M., & Watson, S. P. (2008). Identification of a novel, actin-rich structure, the actin nodule, in the early stages of platelet spreading. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, 6(11), 1944-1952. doi:10.1111/j.1538-7836.2008.03141.x

During platelet spreading, the actin cytoskeleton undergoes marked changes, forming filopodia, lamellipodia and stress fibres. In the present study, we report the identification of a novel actin-rich structure, termed an actin nodule, which appears p... Read More about Identification of a novel, actin-rich structure, the actin nodule, in the early stages of platelet spreading.

Globular adiponectin induces platelet activation through the collagen receptor GPVI-Fc receptor γ chain complex (2008)
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Riba, R., Hughes, C. E., Graham, A., Watson, S. P., & Naseem, K. M. (2008). Globular adiponectin induces platelet activation through the collagen receptor GPVI-Fc receptor γ chain complex. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, 6(6), (1012-1020). doi:10.1111/j.1538-7836.2008.02982.x. ISSN 1538-7933

Background: The adipocyte-derived cytokine, adiponectin (Ad), exerts potent vascular effects, although the direct effects of Ad on blood platelets are unclear. Objective: The influence of globular Ad (gAd) on blood platelet function was inv... Read More about Globular adiponectin induces platelet activation through the collagen receptor GPVI-Fc receptor γ chain complex.