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Platelet Factor 4

"Platelet Factor 4" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A CXC chemokine that is found in the alpha granules of PLATELETS. The protein has a molecular size of 7800 kDa and can occur as a monomer, a dimer or a tetramer depending upon its concentration in solution. Platelet factor 4 has a high affinity for HEPARIN and is often found complexed with GLYCOPROTEINS such as PROTEIN C.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Platelet Factor 4" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Platelet Factor 4" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 54 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2007
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