Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapy by Stan Heptinstall B.Sc., Ph.D. (auth.), Albert Ferro, David

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Platelet-leucocyte conjugates, as well as platelet aggregates, are believed to contribute to thrombus formation and potentially this could be one explanation for the lack of success seen with the oral GPIIb/IIIa antagonists used as antithrombotic drugs. Thrombin Antagonists There is no doubt that thrombin plays in important role in thrombus formation. As discussed above, it activates platelets directly mainly via the PAR-1 receptor. In addition thrombin acts to convert fibrinogen to fibrin, the end product of the coagulation cascade, and fibrin is an important component of thrombus.

7. Wijeyeratne YD, Heptinstall S. Anti-platelet therapy: ADP receptor antagonists. J Clin Pharmacol. 2011;72:647–57. 8. Giannarelli C, Zafar MU, Badimon JJ. Prostanoid and TP-receptors in atherothrombosis: is there a role for their antagonism? Thromb Haemost. 2010;104:949–54. 9. Bennett JS, Berger BW, Billings PC. The structure and function of platelet integrins. J Thromb Haemost. 2009;Suppl 1:200–5. Chapter 1. Antiplatelet Agents: Current and Novel 37 10. Cerletti C, Tamburrelli C, Izzi B, Gianfagna F, de Gaetano G.

Their potential use in combination with a P2Y12 antagonist should be considered. 7. Some GPIIb/IIIIa antagonists are used and are effective intravenously but oral agents are no longer in development. 8. A thrombin antagonist that acts at the PAR-1 receptor was recently shown to enhance bleeding risk to an unacceptable extent and its future development is under review. 36 S. Heptinstall 9. Collagen antagonists are an interesting approach to antithrombotic therapy but are not yet available for clinical use.

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