The role of bone marrow-derived cells in venous thromboembolism

Joana Campos, Alexander Brill

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Venous thrombosis is a life-threatening condition with high morbidity and mortality. Abnormal functioning of different cells in the blood is an integral part of its pathogenesis. In this review, we describe the contribution of bone marrow-derived cells to the development of this debilitating disease. We present both epidemiological and clinical data demonstrating involvement of various cell types in venous thrombosis, and discuss potential mechanisms underlying these effects. Modern concepts including recently discovered new paradigms in thrombosis, such as neutrophil extracellular traps, mast cells, and polyphosphate, are summarized.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105850
Number of pages5
JournalThe International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Early online date17 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Neutrophils
  • Platelets
  • Red blood cells
  • ast cells


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