The field of megakaryocyte and platelet biology has been transformed with the implementation of high throughput sequencing. The use of modern sequencing technologies has led to the discovery of causative mutations in congenital platelet disorders and has been a useful tool in uncovering many other mechanisms of altered platelet formation and function. Although the understanding of the presence of RNA in platelets is relatively novel, mRNA and miRNA expression profiles are being shown to play an increasingly important role in megakaryopoiesis and platelet function in normal physiology as well as in disease states. Understanding the genetic perturbations underlying platelet dysfunction provides insight into normal megakaryopoiesis and thrombopoiesis, as well as guiding the development of novel therapeutics.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis|
|State||Published - Oct 2018|
- congenital platelet disorders