Influence of fibrinolysis system on ADP- and serotonin-induced aggregation of human platelets
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Urokinase, a component of the fibrinolytic system, induces a time-dependent decrease in platelet aggregation activated by ADP and serotonin. Significant inhibition of ADP-induced aggregation was observed on the 30th–60th min and serotonin-induced on the 3th–10th min of preincubation with urokinase and depended on urokinase concentration. The plasmin inhibitor aprotinin partially abolished urokinase-induced reduction of the amplitude and rate of ADP-induced aggregation and had no effect on serotonin-induced aggregation. Our results favor multiple mechanisms of urokinase influence on platelet activity.
Key Wordsurokinase platelets aggregation
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