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)
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)
The prostanoid 3-oxa-4,5,6-trinor-3,7-inter-m-phenylene-PGE1-amide (OI-PGE1-amide) has a prolonged duration of oral platelet aggregation inhibitory activity when compared to the parent free acid (OI-PGE1) in the rat. When incubated in rat plasma at 1 microgram/ml for 30 seconds prior to addition of ADP, OI-PGE1-amide inhibits in vitro rat platelet(More)
A thiazole derivative, 4,5-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)-thiazole was found to be a potent inhibitor of collagen-induced platelet aggregation, in vitro, using platelets from at at least six species, including man. It was active in human platelet-rich plasma at a concentration of 1 ng/ml. While its antiplatelet activity was greater than that of(More)