Protein-Platelet Adhesion on to Artificial Substrates


Affiliations

  • BMT Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Biosurface Technology Division, Trivandrum, 695012, India

Abstract

The basic principles involved in understanding the protein-platelet interactions at the interface are discussed. Such concepts which can be utilized in modifying the surface of implants to enhance their blood compatibility along with the role of mediators including various drugs usually consumed by the patients having an artificial prosthesis implanted internally in contact with blood are highlighted.

Keywords

Protein-platelet Interactions, Enzymes, Implants, Thrombosis.

Subject Discipline

Chemistry

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