The novel immunomodulator FTY720 causes lymphocytes from peripheral blood to accumulate in lymphoid tissues. In vivo, FTY720 is phosphorylated to FTY720-P, which binds to the sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor S1P(1). So far, it has been unclear where FTY720-P is produced. We demonstrate that platelets efficiently convert FTY720 to FTY720-P and release it… (More)
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