Considerations on Blood Platelets: A Neuron’s Mirror for Mood Disorders?


This work aims to be a reflection concerning a remarkable similarity between platelet and neuron. Through a series of experimental tests which have affected the fatty acid composition of the membrane of platelets, it was possible to provide a contribution to the scientific literature, which had already reported strong similarities between platelet and neuron. The work performed could be of great interest to investigate, by studying the interactome of the platelet, the molecular behavior of the neuron.

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M. Cocchi, L. Tonello and F. Gabrielli, "Considerations on Blood Platelets: A Neuron’s Mirror for Mood Disorders?," Open Journal of Blood Diseases, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 22-29. doi: 10.4236/ojbd.2012.22005.

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