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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1985 Sep 16;131(2):620-7.

ATP depletion in human platelets caused by permeabilization with saponin does not prevent serotonin secretion induced by collagen.


Saponin (5 to 25 micrograms/ml) produced a concentration-dependent decrease in the cellular content of total ATP and [32P]ATP in 32P-labeled human platelets. In platelets whose ATP had been profoundly decreased by saponin, Ca2+ produced phosphomonoesteratic cleavage of the polyphosphoinositides with a concomitant accumulation of phosphatidylinositol. Collagen still induced secretion of serotonin in platelets that had been treated with saponin in the presence or absence of Ca2+. This effect of collagen occurred in the absence of the formation of cyclooxygenase metabolites. In platelet permeabilized with saponin, agonist-induced secretion and aggregation seems to be unrelated to protein phosphorylation, breakdown of the inositol phospholipids by phospholipase C and formation of cyclooxygenase metabolites.

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