TFC-612, a prostaglandin E1 derivative, enhances fibrinolytic activity in rats
Y MotoyamaT Ono
TFC-612 inhibited thrombus formation on wire coils inserted into the lumen of the inferior vena cava of rats after 5 oral doses of 1.0 and 3.2 mg/kg and subcutaneous doses of 1.0 and 3.2 micrograms/rat/hr. This compound showed slight inhibition of platelet aggregation induced by collagen at 1.0 and 3.2 mg/kg (po) and significant inhibition at 10 mg/kg. TFC-612 had no effect on the plasma coagulation system at 3.2 mg/kg. Conversely, oral doses of 0.32-3.2 mg/kg dose- dependently enhanced fibrinolytic activity as measured by euglobulin clot lysis time and lysis area on fibrin plates by euglobulin fraction. TFC-612 did not enhance fibrinolytic activity in vitro. These results suggest that the enhancement of fibrinolytic activity by TFC-612, which may be due to an increase in tissue plasminogen activator release or reduction of plasminogen activator inhibitors release, contributes to its inhibition of thrombus formation.
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