Oxidation-sensitive signals are important in platelet activation. The novel, phenolic, intracellular and extracellular antioxidant AGI-1067 inhibits the expression of a number of proinflammatory genes involved in atherosclerosis. The effect of AGI-1067 on human platelets was evaluated. Blood obtained from 20 aspirin-naïve volunteers with multiple risk factors for vascular disease was preincubated with escalating concentrations of AGI-1067 for the assessment of its ex vivo effects on platelet aggregation and expression of major surface receptors flow cytometry, evaluated by flow cytometry. AGI-1067 resulted in significant inhibition of a variety of activation-dependent platelet biomarkers in healthy volunteers, including adenosine diphosphate-induced platelet aggregation and decreased surface platelet expression of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antigen, activity with PAC-1 antibody, and glycoprotein Ib (CD42b). The effect of AGI-1067 differs from other known antiplatelet agents, suggesting opportunities for therapeutic combination. These data need to be confirmed in subjects receiving orally dosed AGI-1067 to be clinically relevant.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
|Published - Sep 2006
- Coronary artery disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine