Marker proteins of platelet activation in patients with cerebrovascular disease
Department of Neurology
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Beta-Globulins; Blood Coagulation Factors; Blood Platelets; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Female; Humans; Ischemic Attack, Transient; Male; Middle Aged; Platelet Factor 4; beta-Thromboglobulin
Nervous System Diseases | Neurology
Platelet activation is assumed to occur in many patients with strokes of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Determination of this activity can now be measured by assaying the platelet-specific proteins, platelet factor 4 and beta-thromboglobulin. These proteins are platelet specific and are released during irreversible aggregation. The plasma level of these proteins was measured in patients with strokes and TIAs and both groups had significantly greater values than healthy control subjects. These markers of platelet activation may provide further understanding of the role of platelets in the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
Arch Neurol. 1982 Nov;39(11):692-5.
Archives of neurology
Fisher, Marc; Levine, Peter H.; Fullerton, Albert L.; Forsberg, Ann D.; Duffy, Celeste P.; Hoogasian, James J.; and Drachman, David A., "Marker proteins of platelet activation in patients with cerebrovascular disease" (1982). Neurology Publications and Presentations. 48.