Dynamics of platelet glycoprotein IIb-IIIa receptor expression and fibrinogen binding. I. Quantal activation of platelet subpopulations varies with adenosine diphosphate concentration.

We have previously reported that maximal platelet activation with adenosine diphosphate (100 microM ADP) causes rapid expression of all GPIIb-IIIa receptors for fibrinogen (FgR) (< 1-3 s), measured with FITC-labeled PAC1 by flow cytometry. We have extended these studies to examine the effects of ADP concentration on the graded expression and Fg occupancy of… CONTINUE READING