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


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.


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


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