Effect of thrombopoietin and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on platelets and polymorphonuclear leukocytes

Authors
Schattner, Mirta Ana; Pozner, Roberto Gabriel; Gorostizaga, Alejandra Beatriz; Lazzari, María Ángela
Publication Year
2000
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Thrombopoietin (TPO) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) may be administered together in aplastic patients. We evaluated the effect of both cytokines alone or combined on platelets and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) functional responses. TPO, G-CSF, or the combination of both cytokines, induced neither platelet nor PMN activation. TPO but not G-CSF synergized with threshold ADP concentrations to induce maximal aggregation and ATP release. The synergistic effect of TPO with ADP was not modified by the presence of G-CSF. Flow cytometry studies have shown that thrombin-induced loss of GPIb from platelet surface was significantly increased by pretreatment of platelets with TPO, G-CSF, or both cytokines. P-selectin expression induced by thrombin was augmented by TPO, but not by G-CSF. Coincubation of the cells with TPO and G-CSF did not modify the values obtained with TPO alone. Expression of CD11b on PMN surface was augmented by G-CSF or fMLP. G-CSF-treated PMN increased the effect of fMLP on CD11b expression. TPO did not modify either basal levels of CD11b or the increased expression induced by G-CSF or fMLP. Incubation of PMN with both cytokines showed no differences compared to G-CSF alone. Platelet-PMN aggregates induced by thrombin in whole blood were augmented by TPO. G-CSF alone neither synergized with thrombin nor changed the results observed with TPO. These data show that in vitro functional responses of platelets, or PMN induced by TPO or G-CSF alone, were neither further increased nor inhibited by treatment of the cells with both cytokines. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Fil: Schattner, Mirta Ana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Pozner, Roberto Gabriel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Academia Nacional de Medicina de Buenos Aires; Argentina
Fil: Gorostizaga, Alejandra Beatriz. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Academia Nacional de Medicina de Buenos Aires; Argentina
Fil: Lazzari, María Ángela. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
GRANULOCYTE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR
PLATELETS
POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES
THROMBOPOIETIN
Medicina Critica y de Emergencia
Medicina Clínica
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/54808