Recent Advances in Medicinal Chemistry

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Trans-Plasma Membrane Electron Transport in Human Blood Platelets: An Update

Pp. 404-432 (29)

Luciana Avigliano, I. Savini, M. V. Catani and D. Del Principe

Abstract

The plasma membrane redox (PMR) system is important for cell metabolism and survival; it is also crucial for blood coagulation and thrombosis. This review will give an update on the PMR system, with a particular regard to platelets, and on the role of antioxidant vitamins belonging to this system.

Keywords:

Antioxidants, free radicals, nicotinamide, plasma membrane redox system, platelets, ubiquinone, vitamin E, vitamin C.

Affiliation:

Department of Experimental Medicine & Surgery, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy.