Synthesis of thromboxane A2 by non-aggregating dog platelets challenged with arachidonic acid or with prostaglandin H2.

Dog platelets challenged with arachidonic acid fail to aggregate but synthesize a substance which aggregates rabbit and human platelets, this aggregation being suppressed by dibutyryl cyclic AMP. The aggregating substance contracts strips of rabbit aorta and of coeliac and mesenteric arteries, is soluble in diethyl ether, has a half-life of about 40 seconds… (More)