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Table 2 MPs levels in the plasma of healthy controls

From: Circulating microparticles: square the circle


MPs plasma levels


Cord blood

Elevated MPs levels or activity comparing with mother’s plasma

Uszynski et al., 2011; Schweintzger et al., 2010; 2011

Healthy smokers

Elevated EMPs levels;

Gordon et al., 2011; Grant et al., 2011

Diminished MP levels

Healthy donors

MP levels

Berckmans et al., 2001; Bretelle et al., 2003

Normal pregnancy

Elevated MPs levels

Bretelle et al., 2003

Strenuous physical exercise

Elevated PMPs and PMN-MPs

Chaar et al., 2011


Elevated CD61+ MPs in men; no difference

Caby et al., 2005; Toth et al., 2007; Grant et al., 2011


Lowered PMPs levels, no impact on EMPs levels

Rank et al., 2012

Age (<18 years)

Elevated MPs levels

Proulle et al., 2005

Age (geriartric patients)

Decrease EMPs, altered MPs response to infection

Forest et al., 2010

High-fat meal

Elevated cycling blunts of CD18+ and CD11a+ MMPs and EMPs levels

Strohacker et al., 2012


Elevated MPs levels; elevated CD144+EMPs

Goichot et al., 2006; Esposito et al., 2006; Gunduz et al., 2012

Endotoxemia (E.coli LPS) in healthy volunteers

Elevated TF+ MPs

Aras et al., 2004; Woei-A-Jin et al., 2012*

  1. *References for Table 2 (Additional file 5).