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In Vivo Effects of PAF-Acether and Arterial Thrombosis

  • R. H. Bourgain
  • L. Maes
  • R. Andries
  • P. Braquet
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 200)

Abstract

Platelet-activating factor (PAF) was first described in 1972 (1), after a soluble intermediate was demonstrated originating from rabbit leukocytes and thought to be responsible for the liberation of histamine from rabbit platelets (2). Structural analysis indicated that PAF was a 1-O-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glyceryl-3-phosphorylcholine (3); as such it was termed PAF-acether.

Keywords

Platelet Activate Factor Arterial Thrombosis Rabbit Platelet Platelet Thrombus Arthus Reaction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Bourgain
    • 1
  • L. Maes
    • 1
  • R. Andries
    • 1
  • P. Braquet
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. PhysiologyVUBBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Institut Henri BeaufourLe Plessis RobinsonFrance

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