Investigation of the proinflammatory function of platelets during ischaemia-reperfusion injury [ 2013 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Proinflammatory platelets and ischemia-reperfusion injury

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Shaun Jackson (Principal investigator)

Brief description Platelets are important blood cells that stop bleeding. Platelets also regulate inflammation by modulating the function of white blood cells. Excessive stimulation of white cells by platelets may cause tissue damage relevant to a broad of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke. This grant application aims to investigate the precise mechanism by which platelets promote inflammation during a heart attack or stroke.

Funding Amount $AUD 552,720.30

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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