Anti-platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin antibodies (Abs) and activation of platelet FcyRlla are involved in the pathogenesis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). However, the actual basis of the observed thrombocytopenia and thrombosis are not well understood, and markers of risk or diagnosis and targeted therapies remain limited. This Project focuses on furthering our understanding of the cellular events underiying the thrombocytopenia and thrombosis in HIT. We believe that platelets, leukocytes and endothelium, and derived microparticles (MP) contribute to both the thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. In this Project, we propose three novel interrelated cellular mechanisms that underiie the thrombocytopenia and prothrombotic nature of HIT:

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01HL110860-02
Application #
8574171
Study Section
Heart, Lung, and Blood Initial Review Group (HLBP)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-07-01
Budget End
2014-06-30
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$196,765
Indirect Cost
$81,859
Name
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department
Type
DUNS #
073757627
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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