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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Pharmacologic inhibition of platelet vWF-GPIb alpha interaction prevents coronary artery thrombosis.

Under high shear arterial blood flow von Willebrand Factor ( vWF) binds the platelet receptor glycoprotein (GP) Ibalpha, leading to platelet adhesion, activation and thrombosis. Blockade of vWF-GPIb alpha interactions by GPG-290 was investigated in a canine model of coronary artery thrombosis alone and in combination with clopidogrel. GPG-290 (100 microg/kg, n=6; 500 microg/kg, n=6) prolonged time to thrombotic occlusion (TTO) to 105+/-34 and 156+/-23 (p<0.05) min, respectively compared to the saline treated control group (32+/-6 min, n=6). Patency of the injured vessel was sustained in 1/6 (100 microg/kg) and 3/6 vessels (500 microg/kg) 4 hours after injury, in contrast to 0/6 in the control group. There was an increase in bleeding after the 500 microg/kg dose, but only at the 1 hr time point. Clopidogrel was studied in two dosing regimens representing either a clinical pretreatment regimen (PTR) of 4.3 mg/kg on day -2 followed by 1.1 mg/kg daily for 2 days prior to the procedure or pre-procedural loading dose regimen (LDR) of 4.3 mg/kg 3 hr pre-procedure. The PTR and LDR clopidogrel treatments prolonged TTO to 98.2+/-30.0 min and 136.1+/-39.5 min (p<0.05), and sustained patency in 1/6 and 4/8 vessels, respectively. However, template bleeding time in the LDR clopidogrel group was sustained higher than the control group. The combination of PTR clopidogrel and GPG-290 (100 microg/kg) prolonged TTO equivalent to LDR clopidogrel alone (141.4 +/- 35.1 min) and sustained patency in 3/7 dogs, without increased bleeding while LDR clopidogrel combined with 100 microg/kg GPG-290 prevented occlusion in 5/8 dogs and further prolonged TTO (173.5+/-32.6 min) but was associated with increased bleeding compared to control. GPG-290 is an antithrombotic agent that may be combined with lower doses of clopidogrel to yield similar antithrombotic efficacy as higher loading doses.[1]


  1. Pharmacologic inhibition of platelet vWF-GPIb alpha interaction prevents coronary artery thrombosis. Hennan, J.K., Swillo, R.E., Morgan, G.A., Leik, C.E., Brooks, J.M., Shaw, G.D., Schaub, R.G., Crandall, D.L., Vlasuk, G.P. Thromb. Haemost. (2006) [Pubmed]
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