Edward E. Nishizawa

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Several prostaglandin D (PGD) analogues have been synthesized, incorporating the following variations: (a) varying degrees of side-chain unsaturation, (b) C-9 hydroxy removed or in the unnatural 9 beta configuration, (c) metabolically stabilized analogues (e.g., 15-methyl, 16,16-dimethyl, 17-phenyl, etc.), and (d) delta 12 isomers resulting from(More)
Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, aspirin) and sodium salicylate inhibit platelet aggregation induced by collagen, antigen-antibody complexes, gamma globulin-coated particles or thrombin. These compounds suppress the release of platelet constituents, such as adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and serotonin, induced by such stimuli. Since ASA and sodium salicylate do not(More)
Prostaglandin D2 was found to be a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation. Aggregation of human platelets by ADP, collagen and prostaglandin G2 was inhibited more strongly by PGD2 than by PGE1. Although ADP-induced aggregation of rabbit platelets was inhibited more strongly by PGE1 than by PGD2 the latter prostaglandin gave a more long-lasting inhibitory(More)
The effects of lysolecithin (LPC) on aggregation, serotonin release, shape, and lysis of rabbit, pig, or human platelets in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or Tyrode albumin solution were examined during prolonged incubation. LPC added to citrated or heparinized PRP from humans or rabbits at a final concentration above 100 muM caused instantaneous inhibition of(More)
Platelet aggregation was measured in rat and human platelet-rich plasma (PRP) after the addition of various amounts of arachidonic acid (AA), prostaglandin H2 (PGH2), adenosine diphosphate (ADP), or collagen. AA but not PGH2 caused rat platelets to aggregate in citrated or heparinized PRP. Both AA and PGH2 produced significant amounts of thromboxane A2(More)
When thrombin, tissue thromboplastin or Russell's viper venom was added to a suspension of either lymphocytes or neutrophils containing normal plasma, aggregation of these cells ensued. The aggregate formed one gelatinous mass which was readily separable from the cell free supernatant, an aliquot of which caused platelet aggregation. This leukocyte derived(More)