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The spectrin-based membrane skeleton stabilizes mouse megakaryocyte membrane systems and is essential for proplatelet and platelet formation

  1. Sunita Patel-Hett1,
  2. Hongbei Wang1,
  3. Antonija J. Begonja1,
  4. Jonathan N. Thon1,
  5. Eva C. Alden2,
  6. Nancy J. Wandersee3,
  7. Xiuli An4,
  8. Narla Mohandas4,
  9. John H. Hartwig1, and
  10. Joseph E. Italiano Jr.1,*
  1. 1 Translational Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States;
  2. 2 Vascular Biology Program, Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States;
  3. 3 Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States;
  4. 4 New York Blood Center, New York, NY, United States
  1. * Corresponding author; email: jitaliano{at}

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