A Statistical Study of Platelet Size Decomposition and Related Growth Model

  • Ratan DasguptaEmail author
  • Koushik Biswas
  • Debabrata Dash
Conference paper


We study the time-dependent distribution of blood platelet size, and its process of evolution with time, when treated with a mobile ion-carrier chemical A23187 that can penetrate into the cells causing size breakdown. The study helps to understand the role of A23187 as a carrier of drugs into cells, and to investigate signaling pathway in platelets that is of relevance in diagnosing diseases like brain stroke, diabetes, etc. It appears that the size distribution of platelets stabilizes after a time period of 3 h and more. Growth pattern of peak and ebb of the time-dependent platelet size distributions is studied to examine the stability of the process in the long run. A proportionate growth model of size breakdown is proposed.


Blood platelet distribution A23187 Proliferation rate Proportionate growth model 

MS Subject Classification:

62P10 65D10 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ratan Dasgupta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Koushik Biswas
    • 2
  • Debabrata Dash
    • 3
  1. 1.Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Regional Institute of OphthalmologyMedical College HospitalKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Medical SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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