Modeling Proplatelet Formation (video) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This animation from a computer model shows how forces from proteins in the larger pre-platelet form the barbell-shaped pro-platelet. Proplatelets form platelets of the correct size and shape. Credit Alex Mogilner, UC Davis Usage Restrictions May be used with acknowledgment of the source. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.