blood clot in leg

10 Signs of Blood Clot in Leg

Normal functioning of the body includes proper response to blood vessel injury where a series of mechanisms result to the formation of blood clots on the surface of the damaged blood vessel. This process is initiated by a blood component called platelets. However, unnecessary blood clot formations can happen inside blood vessels due to certain … Continue reading “10 Signs of Blood Clot in Leg”

megakaryocytes definition

10 Megakaryocyte Facts

Bleeding stops due to blood clotting. Clotting occurs when various proteins and other factors recreate fibers in the skin to stop the bleeding and restore the skin tissues broken or injured. Platelets, a component of our blood, are primarily responsible for blood clotting. However, to what should we be thankful for that we have platelets … Continue reading “10 Megakaryocyte Facts”

thrombopoietin

10 Essentials about Thrombopoietin

1. What is Thrombopoietin Thrombopoietin is also called megakaryocyte growth. The development factor (MGDF) is a protein that is encoded by the Thrombopoietin gene in humans. The hormone is in most cases written as THPO. Thrombopoietin is a glycoprotein hormone produced by the liver, kidney and bone marrow cells (in small amounts). It regulates the production … Continue reading “10 Essentials about Thrombopoietin”