Journal article

Roles of Mac-1 and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa integrins in leukocyte-platelet aggregate formation: Stabilization by Mac-1 and inhibition by GpIIb/IIIa blockers

Zsofia Patko, Albert Csaszar, Gyorgy Acsady, Karlheinz Peter, Meike Schwarz

PLATELETS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2012

Abstract

Circulating platelet-leukocyte hetero-aggregates play an important role in acute cardiovascular events and hypersensitivity reactions. The association involves the receptor families of selectins and integrin. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of CD11b/CD18 integrin (Mac-1) in hetero-aggregate formation and search for a counter-receptor on platelets ready to interact with Mac-1. As a model of leukocytes, Mac-1 presenting Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells were used to evaluate the role of Mac-1 in hetero-aggregate formation. The amount of CHO cell-bound active and inactive platelets was measured by flow cytometry, while the counter-receptors on platelets were identified v..

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