Journal article

CHARACTERIZATION OF RECEPTORS FOR PLATELET-ACTIVATING FACTOR ON PLATELETS, POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES AND MACROPHAGES

AG STEWART, GJ DUSTING

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY | STOCKTON PRESS | Published : 1988

Abstract

1. We have compared the potency of the putative platelet-activating factor (Paf) receptor antagonists (WEB 2086, L-652,731 and BN 52021) against Paf-induced aggregation of rabbit and guinea-pig platelets, aggregation of rabbit polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) and prostacyclin generation by guinea-pig resident peritoneal macrophages. 2. On rabbit washed platelets and PMNLs WEB 2086, L-652,731 and BN 52021 each antagonized competitively Paf-induced aggregation. The rank order of potency was WEB 2086 congruent to L-652,731 greater than BN 52021 and was the same for the two cell types. 3. The pA2 values for each of the three antagonists were similar on rabbit washed platelets and PMNLs. More..

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