Thrombin-Induced Release of Calcum from Blood Platelets

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Science  31 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3905, pp. 623
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3905.623


Washed blood platelets, suspended in buffered saline, release most of their calcium to the surrounding medium when they are incubated with thrombin at 37°C. The release is inhibited when energy metabolism is blocked.

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