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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Biological Functions of Platelet"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Isabella Russo
Guest Editor
Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Interests: platelets function; nitric oxide; haemostasis; thrombosis; anti-platelet drugs; platelet dysfunction in metabolic diseases
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Platelets, best known as primary mediators of hemostasis and thrombosis, are a critical component of blood vessel walls. As secretory cells, platelets can release multiple substances from storage granules, biomediators, and membrane vesicles, influencing both physiological and pathophysiological processes. Conversely, platelets can uptake plasma and cellular components, influencing platelet responsiveness. The analysis of platelet function through the development of powerful imaging techniques, as well as the identification of cells and new molecules that regulate their activation and aggregation within vessels, are instrumental in order to better understand the mechanisms through which platelets protect or damage organisms. These analyses provide useful information for studying the pathogenesis of many disease states.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, titled “Recent Advances in Biological Functions of Platelets”, will focus on recent advances in platelet function research, such as platelet action or the release of substances or micro-particles containing platelet miRNA, enzymes, proteins, and small molecules with roles in healthy conditions and as drivers of immunity, inflammation, angiogenesis, and tumor growth. Contributions on these and related topics are welcome, including original research and reviews. We particularly welcome submissions from postdocs, PhD students, and young researchers.

Dr. Isabella Russo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • platelet microparticles
  • thrombosis
  • inflammation
  • oxidative stress
  • antiplatelet drug
  • signal transduction
  • immunity
  • tumor growth

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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