Elevated platelet activation in patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis: Increased plasma levels of beta-thromboglobulin
and platelet factor 4.
and platelet factor 4 levels were comparable between the groups (p=0.497; p=0.507.)
Plasma levels of beta-thromboglobulin
and platelet factor 4 as indices of platelet activation in vivo.
In a previous study by Saleh et al it was shown that mean platelet factor-4 and beta-thromboglobulin
plasma concentrations were higher in maternal circulation with preterm labor compared with levels of term labor.18 In agreement with the suggestion of platelet activation in preterm labor a recent study showed that maternal plasma sCD40L levels were higher in preterm labor compared with the concentrations of term labor.6
In a study of 16 diabetic patients, high cholesterol and high beta-thromboglobulin levels, pantethine significantly reduced beta-thromboglobulin, triglycerides, total cholesterol and apo levels with 600 mg for three months and 1200 mg for six months (42).
Lowering effect of pantethine on plasma beta-thromboglobulin and lipids in diabetes mellitus.
is considered the most abundant platelet-specific protein associated with clotting.
During each of several visits, the healthy volunteers' blood levels of the marker protein, beta-thromboglobulin
(beta-TG), averaged about 30 nanograms per milliliter -- except in two of the participants.