adenosine diphosphate


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Related to adenosine diphosphate: adenosine monophosphate
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an ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage

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The agonists used most in clinical practice are thrombin, adenosine diphosphate (ADP), epinephrine, collagen, arachidonic acid, and ristocetin.
Their job is to degrade adenosine diphosphate (ADP), which an animal's body uses at a wound site to recruit platelets that form a clot.
Osende of Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, blood samples from depressed patients showed an exaggerated aggregation response to serotonin, but not to adenosine diphosphate, which stimulates platelet activity by another pathway.
A platelet aggregation study showed abnormally poor responses to arachidonic acid, adenosine diphosphate, collagen, and epinephrine, and a normal response to ristocetin.
Platelet treatment with mocarhagin, a cobra venom metalloproteinase that cleaves GpIba, significantly reduced aggregation induced by 5 mM without affecting the response to other agonists such as adenosine diphosphate (ADP).
Reduced adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-stimulated platelet aggregation responses were demonstrated in carriers of CYP2C19 low-function alleles in a study of 429 Amish patients (JAMA 2009;302:849-57).
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