Shila Cholera

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BACKGROUND Utilization of glycoprotein IIb-IIIa (GPIIb-IIIa) inhibitors improves outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), including those undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). These results may be related to the ability of the inhibitors to destabilize coronary thrombi, reduce microembolization, and restore vessel patency. (More)
BACKGROUND Paradoxically, fibrinolytic agents may systemically activate platelets, which in turn secrete plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), an antagonist of the fibrinolytic process in proportion to total body platelet mass. We hypothesized that improved epicardial patency, myocardial perfusion, and ST-segment resolution would be associated with(More)
CD9, a 24-kDa member of the tetraspanin family, influences cellular growth and development, activation, adhesion, and motility. Our investigation focuses on the hypothesis that the CD9 second extracellular loop (EC2) is important in modulating cell adhesive events. Using a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell expression system, we previously reported that CD9(More)
Objective. To determine whether CD9 expression on human granulosa cells (GCs) and platelets could predict the success of conventional fertilization of human oocytes during in vitro fertilization (IVF). Methods. Thirty women undergoing IVF for nonmale factor infertility participated. Platelets from venous blood and GCs separated from retrieved oocytes were(More)
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