Diameter of megakaryocyte before it produces platelets

Value 100 µm
Organism Mammals
Reference Patel SR, Hartwig JH, Italiano JE Jr. The biogenesis of platelets from megakaryocyte proplatelets. J Clin Invest. 2005 Dec115(12):3348-54. p.3348 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16322779
Primary Source Long MW, Williams N, Ebbe S. Immature megakaryocytes in the mouse: physical characteristics, cell cycle status, and in vitro responsiveness to thrombopoietic stimulatory factor. Blood. 1982 Mar59(3):569-75.PubMed ID7059669
Comments Before a megakaryocyte has the capacity to release platelets, it enlarges considerably to an approximate diameter of 100 µm and fills with high concentrations of ribosomes that facilitate the production of platelet-specific proteins (primary source).
Entered by Uri M
ID 106130