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The rate of acute restenosis in patients after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is related to thrombotic complications triggered by the PTCA. This risk is reduced by anticoagulating the patients with heparin after the procedure. The anticoagulation state of patients receiving heparin therapy is routinely monitored with the activated(More)
A patient with a reduced response to the platelet-aggregating agent ristocetin and a prolonged bleeding time was found to have an abnormally high level of vWf as measured by Laurell immunoelectrophoresis. Characterization of the patient's vWf by disc-gel electrophoresis and crossed immunoelectrophoresis showed it to be indistinguishable from vWf isolated(More)
Starvation during early development can have lasting effects that influence organismal fitness and disease risk. We characterized the long-term phenotypic consequences of starvation during early larval development in Caenorhabditis elegans to determine potential fitness effects and develop it as a model for mechanistic studies. We varied the amount of time(More)
Normal human plasma contains a component or components which interfere with ristocetin-induced platelet aggregation. Preliminary examination suggests a protein (or proteins) which binds ristocetin and competes more effectively for ristocetin than do the proteins involved in ristocetin-induced platelet aggregation. The presence of this protein in normal(More)
The effect of pepsin solubilization on the platelet aggregating activity of type I collagen and type III collagen was examined. Pepsin-digested type I collagen was unable to initiate platelet aggregation in either soluble form or as pre-formed fibrils. In contrast, pepsin-digested type III collagen was active in soluble form or as preformed fibrils.(More)