Activation of blood coagulation at charged supported lipid membranes
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The purpose of this work was to investigate the relationship between surface charge of phospholipid membranes and coagulation. Also, we wanted to demonstrate that coagulation at phospholipid membranes could successfully be studied in the method for imaging of coagulation.
Analytical procedure: Supported phospholipid membranes were formed from palmitoyl-oleoyl-glycero-3-ethylphosphocholine (POEPC), 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC), and 1- palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-[phospho-L-serine] (POPS) on silicon substrates. The surface charge of the phospholipid membranes was controlled by using different compositions of POPS (negative net charge), POPC (weak negative net charge) and POEPC (positive net charge). Imaging of coagulation experiments were performed on all phospholipid membrane coated surfaces as well as the clean silicon substrate. The experiments were performed in platelet-free plasma (PFP) diluted 50:50 with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS).
Results: Comparing the negatively charged SiO2 surface with the negatively charged POPS (30%)/POPC(70%) we found an interesting difference. Although both surfaces activated coagulation rapidly, the POPS surface facilitated a faster propagation of coagulation from the surface than the SiO2 surface. It was also found that in order for the phospholipid membranes to exert procoagulant properties, the POPS content in the membrane had to exceed ~6 %. It was also found that positively charged phospholipid membranes did not induce activation of coagulation.
Conclusions: The work in this paper demonstrated that the coagulation process at phospholipid membranes can be studied in a straightforward manner using the imaging of coagulation setup. Furthermore, we speculate that the negatively charged phospholipid membranes but not the SiO2 surface can support the binding of coagulation factor complexes, thus facilitating a faster propagation of coagulation. The fact that the POPS content must exceed ~ 6% to fully exert procoagulant properties was also a very interesting result, especially since platelets, when activated, become procoagulant by increasing their negatively charged phosphatidylserine exposure from ~0 % to maximally ~10 %.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19176OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-19176DiVA: diva2:223526