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Professor Ingeborg Hers

Professor Ingeborg Hers

Professor Ingeborg Hers
M.Sc.(Amst.), Ph.D.(Utrecht)

Professor of Pharmacology and Cell Signalling

Area of research

Regulation of platelet signalling and activation.

Office Room C 4.5
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2191

Research summary

How does platelet stimulation by a variety of agonists lead to activation and platelet aggregation? We are interested in elucidating the signalling pathways that are involved in platelet activation, in particular those that may play a role in platelet hyperactivity in conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Platelets are able to respond to a wide range of agonists and when activated at the site of injury they rapidly aggregate to form a platelet haemostatic plug. Increased or inappropriate platelet activation, however, will lead to thrombosis and vascular complications. Risk factors such as obesity and some genetic factors lead to a ...

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