Method for the Measurement of 14C-5 HT Uptake and Release by Platelets

  • J. L. David
  • F. Herion
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 28)


It has long been known that platelets take up and store 5—hydroxytryptamine (5-HT); under certain conditions, they can also release it. The affinity of platelets for this biogenic amine and its role in platelet aggregation are factors which could influence the formation of hemostatic platelet plug and thrombus.(1–7)


Biogenic Amine Blood Platelet Trisodium Citrate Rabbit Platelet Active Transport Process 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. David
    • 2
  • F. Herion
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de Clinique et de Sémiologie Médicales Institut de MédecineUniversité de LiègeBelgique
  2. 2.Secteur d’HématologieBelgique

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