Platelets and Megakaryocytes

Volume 3, Additional Protocols and Perspectives

  • Jonathan M. Gibbins
  • Martyn P. Mahaut-Smith

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 788)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Additional Protocols for the Study of Platelet Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher Moore, Michael Emerson
      Pages 21-28
    3. Stefan Braeuninger, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Bernhard Nieswandt, Guido Stoll
      Pages 29-42
    4. Lina Badimon, Teresa Padro, Gemma Vilahur
      Pages 43-57
    5. Emma C. Josefsson, Michael J. White, Mark R. Dowling, Benjamin T. Kile
      Pages 59-71
    6. Warwick S. Nesbitt, Ian S. Harper, Simone M. Schoenwaelder, Yuping Yuan, Shaun P. Jackson
      Pages 73-89
    7. Joseph E. Aslan, Asako Itakura, Jacqueline M. Gertz, Owen J. T. McCarty
      Pages 91-100
    8. Katherine L. Tucker, Tanya Sage, Jonathan M. Gibbins
      Pages 101-107
    9. Jonathan N. Thon, Joseph E. Italiano
      Pages 109-125
    10. Jeffrey I. Zwicker, Romaric Lacroix, Françoise Dignat-George, Barbara C. Furie, Bruce Furie
      Pages 127-139
    11. Hansjörg Schwertz, Jesse W. Rowley, Neal D. Tolley, Robert A. Campbell, Andrew S. Weyrich
      Pages 141-153
  3. Additional Protocols for the Study of Megakaryocyte Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Anita Eckly, Catherine Strassel, Jean-Pierre Cazenave, François Lanza, Catherine Léon, Christian Gachet
      Pages 175-192
    3. Amélie Robert, Valérie Cortin, Alain Garnier, Nicolas Pineault
      Pages 219-247
    4. Gwen Tolhurst, Richard N. Carter, Nigel Miller, Martyn P. Mahaut-Smith
      Pages 259-273
    5. Alexandra Mazharian
      Pages 275-288
  4. Perspectives on the Study of Platelet and Megakaryocyte Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Christopher M. Williams, Alastair W. Poole
      Pages 305-319
    3. Elizabeth E. Gardiner, Mohammad Al-Tamimi, Robert K. Andrews, Michael C. Berndt
      Pages 321-339
    4. Chris I. Jones, Natasha E. Barrett, Leonardo A. Moraes, Jonathan M. Gibbins, Denise E. Jackson
      Pages 341-366
    5. Yotis Senis, Ángel García
      Pages 367-399
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 401-409

About this book


New techniques to study cell signaling and function can develop at a staggering pace; however, many approaches are as valid today as on the day they were established. Thus, the main aim of Platelets and Megakaryocytes: Volume 3, Additional Protocols and Perspectives is to complement the first two volumes published in 2004 by adding recently developed state of the art techniques.  Conveniently divided into three sections, this detailed volume covers techniques to study platelet function, approaches to investigate megakaryocyte function, and perspectives on important overall concepts in the field of megakaryocyte and platelet biology.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, methods chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and vital tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and up-to-date, Platelets and Megakaryocytes: Volume 3, Additional Protocols and Perspectives adds a wealth of new expertise for the labs of scientists working in this key biological area of study.


Cell signalling In vitro culture Megakaryocyte function Platelet function Protein production Stem cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan M. Gibbins
    • 1
  • Martyn P. Mahaut-Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological Sciences, Inst. Cardiovascular & Metabolic Res.University of ReadingReadingUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Dept. Cell Physiology & PharmacologyUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-306-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-307-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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