Journal article

Synergistic inhibition of platelet aggregation by endothelium-derived relaxing factor and prostacyclin.

PS Macdonald, MA Read, GJ Dusting

Thromb Res | Published : 1988


The anti-aggregatory effect of endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) on aggregation of washed, aspirin-treated platelets was compared with that of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide produced a dose-dependent inhibitory effect on PAF-induced aggregation: the antiaggregatory activity was unstable and was completely preventable by pretreating the platelets with haemoglobin (10 mumol/l). Bovine aortic endothelial cells (EC) were grown to confluence on microcarrier beads, pretreated with aspirin (1 mmol/l), and their addition to the platelet cuvette also caused a dose-dependent inhibition of aggregation induced by PAF, thrombin and A23187. The inhibitory effect of the EC on platelet aggregation was ..

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