Platelets are capable of synthesizing complex lipids from acetate, glycerol, and from preformed fatty acids. In addition alterations in lipid metabolism and in the orientation of lipids in membranes are integral to normal function. Furthermore, abnormalities of lipid metabolism and composition have been associated with altered platelet function. Therefore, platelets are attractive for the study of the role of lipids in cellular function.
KeywordsArachidonic Acid Platelet Function Human Platelet Phosphatidic Acid Complex Lipid
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