Table 2

Platelets and inflammatory responses

LDL, low density lipoprotein; MMP, matrix metalloproteinase.
1Activated platelets may mediate the homing of leucocytes by interaction with the subendothelial matrix under shear stresses that do not allow neutrophil adhesion
2Activated platelets contribute to the oxidative modification of LDL
3Activated platelets contribute to smooth muscle cell proliferation
4Activated platelets contribute to inflammatory reactions by expressing and releasing CD40L, resulting in MMP activation and procoagulant activity