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Journal of cyclic nucleotide research

Modulation of platelet cyclic nucleotide content by PGE1 and the prostaglandin endoperoxide PGG2.


PMID 177467

Abstract

The effects of prostaglandin E1 and prostaglandin G2, the prostaglandin endoperoxide, on platelet cyclic nucleotide concentrations were measured in platelet rich plasma (PRP), and in washed intact platelets. PGE1 was found to be a potent stimulator of platelet cAMP levels in both PRP and washed cells, and to inhibit aggregation in both systems. PGE1 did not change platelet cGMP levels in either PRP or washed cells. PGG2 which is a potent inducer of platelet aggregation, did not affect either the basal cAMP or the basal cGMP concentration. However, PGG2 was found to antagonize the increases in cAMP content in response to PGE1 in both PRP and washed platelets. The addition to our system of a cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase inhbitor, theophylline, did not change our findings. It is suggested that PGG2 may induce platelet aggregation by inhibiting PGE1-stimulated cAMP accumulation.

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