Divalent cations and the protein surface co-ordinate the intensity of human platelet adhesion and P-selectin surface expression
2002 (English)In: Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis, ISSN 0957-5235, E-ISSN 1473-5733, Vol. 13, no 5, 407-416 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
At sites of blood vessel injury, platelets adhere to exposed vessel components, such as collagen, or immobilized fibrinogen derived from plasma or activated platelets. The divalent cations Mg2+ and Ca2+ are essential for platelet adhesion and activation, but Mg2+ can also inhibit platelet activation. The present study evaluates, by an enzymatic method, the effects of various divalent cations on the adhesion of isolated human platelets to collagen, fibrinogen, albumin or plastic in vitro. By enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, platelet surface expression of P-selectin was measured to estimate the state of activation on adherence. Mg2+ increased platelet adhesion exclusively to collagen and fibrinogen at physiologically relevant concentrations. At higher concentrations, the adhesion declined. Ca2+ induced a weak adhesion only to fibrinogen at physiological doses and a peak of increased adhesion to all protein-coated surfaces at 10 mmol/l. Mn2+ elicited dose-dependent adhesion only to collagen and fibrinogen. Zn2+, Ni2+ and Cu2+ increased the adhesion of platelets independently of the surface. Ca2+ dose-dependently inhibited adhesion elicited by Mg2+ to collagen and fibrinogen. No other combination of divalent cations elicited such an effect. Mg2+-dependent platelet adhesion to collagen and Ca2+-dependent adhesion to fibrinogen increased P-selectin expression. Thus, the present study shows that the outcome of the platelet adhesion depends on the surface and the access of divalent cations, which co-ordinate the intensity of platelet adhesion and P-selectin surface expression.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 13, no 5, 407-416 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26773DOI: 10.1097/00001721-200207000-00005Local ID: 11377OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26773DiVA: diva2:247323