Title: Effect of retraction on the lysis of human clots with fibrin specific and non-fibrin specific plasminogen activators
Authors: Sabovic, M ×
Lijnen, Roger
Keber, D
Collen, Desire #
Issue Date: Dec-1989
Series Title: Thrombosis and haemostasis vol:62 issue:4 pages:1083-7
Abstract: The effect of the serum content of human clots on their sensitivity to lysis with plasminogen activators was studied in a system composed of 125I-fibrin labeled clots immersed in buffer or in citrated plasma. The effect was studied with plasma clots before or after mechanical compression and with whole blood clots before or after retraction, using either the fibrin specific plasminogen activators recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) or recombinant single chain urokinase-type plasminogen activator (rscu-PA), and the non-fibrin specific activators recombinant two chain urokinase-type plasminogen activator (rtcu-PA), or streptokinase (SK). In a buffer milieu, all plasminogen activators had a similar fibrinolytic potency towards serum-rich clots (non-compressed plasma clots or non-retracted blood clots): 50% clot lysis in 4 h required 50 to 85 ng plasminogen activator per ml. Serum-poor clots (compressed plasma clots or retracted blood clots) were resistant to lysis in a buffer milieu but became sensitive to lysis following preincubation in plasma for 48 h. These findings indicate that plasma proteins entrapped in clots contribute significantly to their sensitivity to lysis and suggest that the amount of bound or entrapped plasminogen may be a limiting factor. In a plasma milieu, all plasminogen activators lysed serum-rich plasma or blood clots, albeit at higher concentrations (3 to 40 times higher than in the buffer milieu) and with different efficiencies: 50% clot lysis in 4 h required approximately 600 ng/ml of rtcu-PA but 1,500 to 2,000 ng/ml of rscu-PA.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
ISSN: 0340-6245
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular and Vascular Biology
× corresponding author
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