A visual assay to study megakaryocyte platelet release via proplatelet formation in vitro was established. Samples of megakaryocyte-enriched rat bone marrow were incubated (37 C) in RPMI-1640 medium with 15% autologous serum in specially prepared chambers. In the culture system, approximately 6% of megakaryocytes formed proplatelet processes within 24 hours. Inclusion of a heterologous antiplatelet antibody in the culture system inhibited proplatelet formation, compared with that in controls.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Veterinary Research|
|State||Published - Jul 1987|
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