Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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ISSN: 2161-0495

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Ichiro Wakabayashi

  • Research Article
    Ethanol-Induced Inhibition of Platelet Aggregation in Whole Blood from Healthy Donors
    Author(s): Mikio Marumo and Ichiro WakabayashiMikio Marumo and Ichiro Wakabayashi

    Ethanol is known to inhibit platelet aggregation. In order to examine effects of ethanol on platelet aggregation, isolated platelet-rich plasma and platelet suspension are often used. However, it remains to be clarified whether and how ethanol affects platelet aggregation in whole blood. In this concise study, we examined effects of ethanol on platelet aggregation induced by different stimulants in whole blood by using the screen filtration pressure method. Thapsigargin and 1-oleoyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycerol (OAG), which cause Ca2+ entry into platelets through the storeoperated Ca2+ channels and the diacylglycerol-dependent Ca2+ channels, respectively, were used for inducing platelet aggregation. Thapsigargin-induced platelet aggregation was markedly inhibited by ethanol at 0.25% or higher, and OAG-induced platelet aggregation was significantly inhibited by ethanol at 1% or higher. These r.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000239

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