Platelet clearance by the hepatic Ashwell-Morrell receptor: mechanisms and biological significance

Hoffmeister KM, Falet H. Thromb Res. 2016 May;141 Suppl 2:S68-72. doi: 10.1016/S0049-3848(16)30370-X. PMID: 27207430

The daily production of billions of platelets must be regulated to avoid spontaneous bleeding or arterial occlusion and organ damage. Complex mechanisms control platelet production and clearance in physiological and pathological conditions. This review will focus on the mechanisms of platelet senescence with specific emphasis on the role of post-translational modifications in platelet life-span and thrombopoietin production downstream of the hepatic Ashwell-Morrell receptor.