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Platelet protein GPIbα plays an important role in regulating platelet-mediated production of thrombopoietin by the liver

What is this research about?

Platelets are tiny cell fragments that circulate at the periphery of the blood flow near the blood vessel wall. If they encounter damage, they become “activated”, changing shape and forming a clot. Platelets are essential for wound repair and to stop blood loss after injury. If a person has low platelet numbers or their platelets are not functioning well, they are at risk of bleeding.

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