Yunus Ayral

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BACKGROUND Tissue factor (TF) is the primary initiator of blood coagulation. In response to tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) express 2 TF isoforms: a soluble alternatively spliced isoform (asHTF) and membrane-bound "full length" (fl)TF. How the differential TF isoform expression is regulated is still unknown.(More)
BACKGROUND Different methods are available for quantifying platelet function inhibition. Measuring vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) phosphorylation is currently the most specific method for assessing the clopidogrel effect. The aim of our study was to compare different tests in view of a clinically applicable bedside test. Further, we examined(More)
OBJECTIVE We determined the effect of prolonged treatment with clopidogrel on C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations and blood thrombogenicity after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty followed by intracoronary brachytherapy in the porcine model. ANIMAL MODEL: All 48 pigs received antiplatelet therapy, including aspirin (325 mg, daily) and(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue factor (TF), the initiator of coagulation, circulates in blood and contributes to thrombosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). TF is present in the alpha-granules of platelets. Therapy with clopidogrel results in inhibition of platelet degranulation. Whether clopidogrel affects circulating TF is unknown. This study examined(More)
AIM A major concern of stent implantation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is acute stent thrombosis. Effective inhibition of periprocedural platelet function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) leads to an improved outcome. In this study, we examined the periprocedural platelet reactivity after administrating bivalirudin during PCI(More)
BACKGROUND Late thrombotic events are important complications associated with intracoronary brachytherapy (ICBT) using ionizing radiation (IR) or with antiproliferative treatment modalities such as drug-eluting stents (DES). The mechanism mediating these thrombotic events is not well understood. This study assessed the effect of prolonged clopidogrel(More)
BACKGROUND The reactivity of platelets is increased in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). RANTES and sCD40L are chemokines which are stored in the alpha-granules of platelets. Clopidogrel inhibits and thus reduces platelet reactivity. Whether a treatment with clopidogrel is associated with an inhibition of systemic inflammation in patients with(More)
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