Platelet Derivatives: A New Horizon in Regenerative Medicine


Elia Ranzato (Editor)
University of Piemonte Orientale, DiSIT- Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica, Alessandria, Italy

Laura Mazzucco (Editor)

Bruno Burlando (Editor)
Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy

Series: Recent Advances in Hematology Research
BISAC: MED038000

Regeneration is the elegant process that occurs when there is loss of structure and function but the organisms has the sophisticated capacity to substitute that structure by replacing exactly what was there before injury. Lower forms of life, such as salamanders and crabs, can regenerate their tissues in this manner.

However, higher organisms, also including humans, have lost this capacity and can only replace a limited amount of damaged tissue by a process of wound healing. An exception is represented by the foetal phase, during which the repair of lesions occurs without the formation of scars, due to a process of tissue neo-formation. After birth, the organism fails to completely repair tissues, leading to the formation of scars. This book discusses platelet derivatives and their role in regenerative medicine. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Mechanisms of Wound Healing

Role of Platelets in Wound Healing

Clinical Use of Platelets in Regenerative Medicine



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