Tomas L Lindahl

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PARs (protease-activated receptors) 1 and 4 belong to the family of G-protein-coupled receptors which induce both G(α12/13) and G(αq) signalling. By applying the specific PAR1- and PAR4-activating hexapeptides, SFLLRN and AYPGKF respectively, we found that aggregation of isolated human platelets mediated via PAR1, but not via PAR4, is abolished upon(More)
The objective of this study was to test the relative importance of the two adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptors P2Y(1) and P2Y(12) in thrombin-induced platelet activation using specific receptor antagonists. Blood from healthy volunteers was incubated with MRS2179, a reversible P2Y(1) antagonist, or AR-C69931, a reversible P2Y(12) antagonist prior to(More)
Dabigatran is an oral, reversible thrombin inhibitor that has shown promising results in large clinical trials. Laboratory monitoring is not needed but the effects on common coagulation assays are incompletely known. Dabigatran was added to plasma from healthy subjects in the concentration range 0-1,000 μg/l and analysed using several reagents for activated(More)
PROBLEM Although preeclampsia has been associated with inflammation, coagulation, and angiogenesis, their correlation and relative contribution are unknown. METHOD OF STUDY About 114 women with preeclampsia, 31 with early onset (EOP) and 83 with late onset preeclampsia (LOP), and 100 normal pregnant controls were included. A broad panel of 32 biomarkers(More)
1. Several studies suggest an association between venous thromboembolism and the use of antipsychotic drugs, especially clozapine, but the biological mechanisms are unknown. It has been suggested that antipsychotic drugs enhance aggregation of platelets and thereby increase the risk of venous thrombosis. The purpose of the present study was to examine the(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC1) is the site of inhibition by coumarins. Several reports have shown that mutations in the gene encoding VKORC1 affect the sensitivity of the enzyme for warfarin. Recently, three main haplotypes of VKORC1; *2, *3 and *4 have been observed, that explain most of the genetic variability in warfarin dose among(More)
A complete collection of fragments of Epstein-Barr virus DNA, obtained by cleavage with restriction endonuclease Eco RI, has been cloned. Fourteen different internal fragments of the virus genome, derived from linear virion DNA of the B95-8 strain, and sequences corresponding to the terminal regions of virion DNA, derived from intracellular circular EBV DNA(More)
Prothrombin time (PT) assays are clotting methods that measure the activity of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors (F) II, VII, and X. There are three main types of PT assays in general usage, namely the Quick assay, Owren's assay and PT dry chemistry test cards. PT assays were initially developed to monitor dose-adjustments of vitamin K antagonists(More)
Postoperative venous thromboembolic complications are commonly seen after total replacement of the hip or knee. Recently, an inherited defect with resistance to the anticoagulant activity of activated protein C (APC-resistance) has been detected. APC-resistance seems to be a common risk factor, especially in Sweden, and it increases the propensity for(More)