Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Megakaryocyte is a bone marrow cell responsible for the production of blood thrombocytes (platelets), which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Megakaryocytes normally account for 1 out of 10,000 bone marrow cells but can increase in number nearly 10-fold in certain diseases.
Two Megakaryocytes in bone marrow
Bone Marrow Osteoblastic Niche: A New Model to Study Physiological Regulation of Megakaryopoiesis 2009