We have prepared rehydrated lyophilized (RL) human platelets as a candidate for platelet substitute. Platelets prepared from buffy-coats were fixed with 1.8% paraformaldehyde, frozen in the presence of 5% bovine serum albumin and stored after lyophilization. RL platelets preserved ristocetin- dependent aggregation buy not collagen-induced aggregation. Flow cytometric analysis of membrane glycoproteins revealed the presence of GPIb and GPIIIa. This also showed appearance of GMP-140, which is a marker of platelet activation. Transmission electron micrographic analysis showed no morphological difference between fresh and RL platelets. These results suggest that RL platelets is a promissing candidate that can substitute the adhesion capacity of platelets.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Artificial Organs|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- Blood substitutes
- Glycoprotein 1b
- Ristocetin- dependent aggregation
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