Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 121, Issue 3, pp 291–293 | Cite as

Effect of nimodipine on cell calcium concentration and platelet aggregation in patients with ischemic stroke

  • N. A. Pryanikova
  • A. S. Dukhanin
  • L. V. Stakhovskaya
  • N. S. Chekneva
Experimental Methods for Clinical Practice


The rate of spontaneous platelet aggregation is 1.5-2-fold increased in patients with ischemic stroke in comparison with control values. Monotherapy with nimodipine lowers parameters of spontaneous platelet aggregation virtually to normal values. Nimodipine inhibits ADP-induced aggregation but does not affect the ADP affinity of platelet receptors. Experiments with a Fura 2-AM fluorescent probe show that the basal calcium level in platelets from patients with ischemic stroke reliably surpassed that in healthy donors. Nimodipine inhibits the ADP-induced rise of the cell calcium level.

Key Words

calcium channel blockers ischemic stroke platelets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Pryanikova
    • 1
  • A. S. Dukhanin
    • 1
  • L. V. Stakhovskaya
    • 1
  • N. S. Chekneva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery No. 2Russian State Medical UniversityMoscow

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