Hypoaggregability of washed platelets from stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP).
The aggregation properties of washed SHRSP platelets were investigated in comparison with normotensive WKY platelets at prehypertensive (4 weeks), early hypertensive (11 weeks) and late hypertensive (17 weeks) ages in the absence of plasma factors. The number of platelets in SHRSP was markedly lower with the development of hypertension than that in WKY. The thrombin- and collagen-induced aggregation was markedly reduced in the platelets from 11 and 17 week old SHRSP compared with that of age-matched WKY, whereas the degree of platelet aggregation in 4 week old SHRSP showed a tendency to be even greater than that in WKY. The changes in blood pressure and platelet aggregability were correlated inversely. ADP did not induce aggregation in the same system used for thrombin and collagen stimulation but in another system it aggregated washed rat platelets. Aggregation responses to ADP and ionophore A23187 were also significantly lower in 14 week old SHRSP platelets than age-matched WKY platelets. Together with other evidence, these results suggest that defective Ca2+ function, rather than the presence of exhausted platelets, is responsible for hypoaggregability in SHRSP platelets.
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