Inhibition of fibrinogen receptor expression and serotonin release by leupeptin and antipain.

Human platelet agonists such as thrombin, ADP, and collagen stimulate the rapid expression of fibrinogen receptors. In other cell types, calcium-activated proteases have been suggested to participate in the mechanism of expression of cell surface receptors (Lynch, G., and Baudry, M. (1984) Science 224, 1057-1063). In platelets the majority of the neutral… (More)