Marco Cattaneo

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The addition of clopidogrel to aspirin treatment reduces ischemic events in a wide range of patients with cardiovascular disease. However, recurrent ischemic event occurrence during dual antiplatelet therapy, including stent thrombosis, remains a major concern. Platelet function measurements during clopidogrel treatment demonstrated a variable and overall(More)
Light transmission aggregometry (LTA) is the most common method used to assess platelet function. However, there is no universal standard for its performance. The Platelet Physiology Subcommittee of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis formed a working party of experts with the aim of(More)
We have identified structural attributes required for signal transduction through a seven-transmembrane-domain receptor. Platelets from a patient (AC) with a congenital bleeding disorder had normal shape change but reduced and reversible aggregation in response to 4 microM ADP, similar to normal platelets with blocked P2Y(12) receptor. The response to 20(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia is a frequent risk factor for deep-vein thrombosis. A common mutation (C677T) in the gene encoding for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is responsible, in the homozygous state, for decreased enzyme activity and mild hyperhomocysteinemia and is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. We studied the(More)
Aspirin and the thienopyridines ticlopidine and clopidogrel are antiplatelet agents that display good antithrombotic activity. In the past few years, the concept of aspirin resistance has been largely emphasized in the medical literature, although its definition is still uncertain. I suggest that "aspirin-resistant" should be considered as a description for(More)
The P2X1 receptor is a fast ATP-gated cation channel expressed in blood platelets, where its role has been difficult to assess due to its rapid desensitization and the lack of pharmacological tools. In this paper, we have used P2X1-/- and wild-type mouse platelets, treated with apyrase to prevent desensitization, to demonstrate the function of P2X1 in the(More)
Factor V Leiden and factor II G20210A mutations are two frequent genetic risk factors involved in venous thromboembolism (VTE). The goal of this pooled analysis of 8 case-control studies, comprising a total of 2310 cases and 3204 controls, was to precisely estimate the risk of VTE in patients bearing both mutations (double heterozygotes). Odds ratios for(More)
Our aim was to determine whether the newly described P2X1 antagonist NF449 [4,4',4'',4'''-(carbonylbis(imino-5,1,3-benzenetriylbis(carbonylimino)))tetrakis-benzene-1,3-disulfonic acid octasodium salt] could selectively antagonize the platelet P2X1 receptor and how it affected platelet function. NF449 inhibited alpha,beta-methyleneadenosine(More)
Inherited platelet-based bleeding disorders include abnormalities of platelet number and function, and are generally classified based on the abnormal functions or responses. However, a clear distinction is problematic, and in this review, the classification has been based on abnormalities of platelet components that share common characteristics. Inherited(More)
A measurement of the ratio of the branching fractions of the B(+) → K(+)μ(+)μ(-) and B(+) → K(+)e(+)e(-) decays is presented using proton-proton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb(-1), recorded with the LHCb experiment at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The value of the ratio of branching fractions for the dilepton(More)