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

Effect of the heparinoid pentosan polysulphate (SP 54) on the functional properties of cultured bovine aortic endothelial cells.

The effect of the heparinoid, pentosan polysulphate (PP) on the proliferative behaviour of cultured bovine endothelial cells (EC) was examined. In addition, the toxicity of the drug towards EC, its influence on prostacyclin production and release, and on cell-associated plasminogen activator activity was determined. At a concentration of 10 micrograms/ml in the culture medium, PP exerted a growth promoting effect on EC. Increased cell numbers were accompanied by increased 3H-thymidine incorporation into cellular DNA compared with controls, however, final density of the cells was not affected. In contrast, at doses of 1 mg/ml the growth of EC was substantially slowed down. This finding did not reflect cell injury as shown by an unaltered release of 51Cr from the cells. Incubation of PP with EC had no influence on the prostacyclin release from the cells neither on the accumulation of the metabolite in the culture fluid over 24 hours nor on the releasing capacity upon stimulation with arachidonic acid. PP increased the cell-associated plasminogen activator activity in growing cells and counteracted in cultures at final density the inhibitory effect of serum on the intracellular plasminogen-activator activity. Our results suggest that stimulation of the fibrinolytic activity of the endothelium and a growth promoting effect for endothelial cells that may lead to faster coverage of small lesions could contribute to the antithrombotic potency of pentosan polysulphate in vivo.[1]


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