Mony M. Frojmovic

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The aggregation of cells bearing recombinant integrin alpha IIb beta 3 (platelet GPIIb-IIIa) has been analyzed by two-color flow cytometry. As in normal platelets, aggregation requires functional alpha IIb beta 3, "activation" of alpha IIb beta 3, and fibrinogen (fg) binding to alpha IIb beta 3. Cellular aggregation required that both interacting cells(More)
Dynamic and quantitative studies of the binding of fibrinogen (Fg) to its receptor, GPIIb-IIIa, on activated platelets, leading to platelet aggregation, are best studied with fluorescently-labelled Fg by flow cytometry. Due to conflicting reports on the functionality of FITC-labelled Fg, we have developed a reproducible and 'mild' labelling of fibrinogen(More)
In part 1, we reported that human (H) platelets, activated with high concentrations (10 microM) of adenosine diphosphate, aggregate under Brownian diffusion (nonstirred, platelet-rich plasma) with an apparent efficiency of collision (alpha B) approximately 4 times and 8 times larger than observed, respectively, for canine (C) and rabbit (R) platelets.(More)
We studied the shear-induced breakup of doublets of aldehyde/sulfate (A/S) latex spheres covalently linked with purified platelet GPIIb-IIIa receptor, and cross-linked by fibrinogen. Flow cytometry with fluorescein isothiocyanate-fibrinogen showed than an average of 22,500 molecules of active GPIIb-IIIa were captured per sphere, with a mean K(d) = 56 nM for(More)
KellSa s.a.s., Biella, Italy; Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences and MRC Centre for Immune Regulation, The Medical School, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA; Department of Biochemistry, CARIM, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Dept of Physiology,(More)
To analyze molecular mechanisms of platelet aggregation, we have studied the aggregation of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells expressing between 1 and 4 x 10(5) recombinant human glycoprotein (GP) IIb-IIIa molecules per cell (A5 cells). These cells aggregated as measured by the disappearance of single cells during rotary agitation. Aggregation was dependent(More)
Shear rate can affect protein adsorption and platelet aggregation by regulating both the collision frequency and the capture efficiency (alpha). These effects were evaluated in well defined shear field in a micro-couette for shear rate G = 10 - 1000 s-1. The rate of protein binding was independent of G, shown for adsorption of albumin to latex beads and(More)
The shape distributions of normal and hardened human and rabbit erythrocytes and platelets were obtained for edge-on orientations of a few hundred freely rotating cells from analyses of microphotographs obtained similarly as by Ponder(1930, Q. J. Exp. Physiol. 20:29) by phase-contrast microscopy at 800 X magnification. Major average diameters (d) and(More)