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Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 361, Issue 1, pp 65–68 | Cite as

Platelet adhesiveness and cancer cell stickiness

A comparative study
  • E. Jacobi
Article

Summary

Comparing platelet adhesiveness and cancer cell stickiness under the conditions of the so-called Fibre test showed that:
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    Platelets aggregate in the first few seconds only, whereas Yoshida sarcoma cells accumulate continuously.

     
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    Platelets show a characteristic velocity profile. Platelet adhesiveness shows a maximum at a velocity of 7 cm/sec. Yoshida sarcoma cells adhere better at low flow velocity.

     
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    An experimentally induced electric current (streaming electric current) of ca. 40 mV augments platelet adhesiveness to twice the basal value, whereas Yoshida sarcoma cells remain uninfluenced by the current.

     

These results suggest an interaction between platelets and vessel wall, whereas Yoshida sarcoma cells adhere passively.

Key words

Fibre test Platelet adhesiveness Cancer cell stickiness Interaction with surface 

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© Springer-Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Jacobi
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  1. 1.II. Medizinische und Poliklinik der UniversitätDüsseldorf 1Germany

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