Sep 1, 1996

Hemostasis, platelet function and serotonin in acute and chronic renal failure

Thrombosis Research
J MalyszkoM Myśliwiec


A pathogenetic role for fibrin deposition and platelet activation in the kidney is thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of acute renal failure (ARF). Thus, some fibrinolytic parameters and platelet function have been studied in 17 patients with ARF and compared to healthy volunteers and subjects with chronic renal failure (CRF). Since serotonin may participate in pathological processes resulting from platelet/vessel wall interactions, its level in the whole blood and plasma was also assayed. In ARF and CRF platelet aggregatory responses in both whole blood and in platelet rich plasma upon stimulation with various agonists (collagen, arachidonic acid, ADP, ristocetin) were lower than those obtained in healthy volunteers. Increased levels of lipoprotein (a), von Willebrand factor (vWF) and fibronectin were found in ARF relative to controls. Protein C activity was significantly lower in patients with ARF. Euglobulin clot lysis time was prolonged in ARF and CRF, reflecting a decreased overall fibrinolytic activity. Activity of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) inhibitor (PAI) and PAI:Ag were higher in ARF, whereas tPA:Ag, urokinase, tPA/PAI complexes, thrombin-antithrombin complexes (TAT), plasmin-antiplasmin (PAP) complexes...Continue Reading

Mentioned in this Paper

Lipoprotein (a-)
PLAU gene
Pathogenic Aspects
Clotting Factor II Assay
Whole Blood
Kidney Failure
Platelet Aggregation Measurement
Serotonin Measurement

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