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Clot contraction: compression of erythrocytes into tightly packed polyhedra and redistribution of platelets and fibrin

  1. Douglas B. Cines1,
  2. Tatiana Lebedeva1,
  3. Chandrasekaran Nagaswami2,
  4. Vincent Hayes3,
  5. Walter Massefski4,
  6. Rustem I. Litvinov2,
  7. Lubica Rauova5,
  8. Thomas J. Lowery4, and
  9. John W. Weisel2,*
  1. 1 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States;
  2. 2 Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States;
  3. 3 Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States;
  4. 4 T2 Biosystems, Lexington, MA, United States;
  5. 5 Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  1. * Corresponding author; email: weisel{at}mail.med.upenn.edu
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