Further characterization of the mechanisms mediating the rise in cytosolic free Na+ in thrombin-stimulated platelets. Evidence for inhibition of the Na+,K(+)-ATPase and for Na+ entry via a Ca2+ influx pathway.

@article{Borin1991FurtherCO,
  title={Further characterization of the mechanisms mediating the rise in cytosolic free Na+ in thrombin-stimulated platelets. Evidence for inhibition of the Na+,K(+)-ATPase and for Na+ entry via a Ca2+ influx pathway.},
  author={Marie T. Borin and Winfried Siffert},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1991},
  volume={266 20},
  pages={
          13153-60
        }
}
Human platelets were loaded with the fluorescent Na(+)-sensitive dye sodium-binding benzofuran isophtalate (SBFI), and changes in the fluorescence excited at 345 and 385 nm were analyzed after manipulations that evoked predictable changes in the cytosolic Na+ concentration ([Na+]i). Raising [Na+]i by either gramicidin D or monensin specifically increased the fluorescence excited at 345 nm and decreased that excited at 385 nm. Hence, calculation of changes in the 345/385 nm excitation ratio… CONTINUE READING