Megakaryocyte

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A megakaryocyte is a type of hematopoietic stem cell which can differentiate into the many platelets that circulate within our blood stream[1]. They are found mainly within the bone marrow[2].

References

  1. Pang, L., Weiss, M.J. and Poncz, M. (2005) 'Megakaryocyte Biology and Related Disorders', The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 115(12), pp. 3332-3338
  2. Patel, S.R., Hartwig, J.H. and Italiano, J.E. (2005) 'The biogenesis of platelets from megakaryocyte proplatelets', The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 115(12), pp. 3348-3354
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