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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Jun 14.

Endothelial microparticle uptake in target cells is annexin I/phosphatidylserine receptor dependent and prevents apoptosis.

Jansen F, Yang X, Hoyer FF, Paul K, Heiermann N, Becher MU, Abu Hussein N, Kebschull M, Bedorf J, Franklin BS, Latz E, Nickenig G, Werner N

Endothelial microparticles (EMP) are released from activated or apoptotic cells, but their effect on target cells and the exact way of incorporation are largely unknown. We sought to determine the uptake mechanism and the biological effect of EMP on endothelial and endothelial-regenerating cells.

PMID: 22701020