Thrombocytes are essential for the mechanism of blood coagulation.
Similar to other hematopoietic cells, metabolism of carbohydrates (glycolysis before all) is a basic cycle of the thrombocyte within which ATP - a compound rich in energy - is formed.
Thrombocytes contain glycogen whose synthesis and degradation distinctly accelerate in the process of hemostasis. They contain the enzyme acetyl-CoA carboxylase, that is an essential step in the synthesis of fatty acids, and out of which phospholipids are generated by synthesis or by separation of the existing ones. Phospholipids are very important because they generate arachidonic acid (precursor of prostaglandins and thromboxanes). Thrombocytes transport adenine to the cells where AMP is formed. Many metabolic processes occur at the stage of thrombocytes stimulation (accelerated synthesis of ATP, arachidonic acid release, phosphorylation of proteins, etc.).