Kline 2020 Nitric Oxide

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Kline JA, Puskarich MA, Pike JW, Zagorski J, Alves NJ (2020) Inhaled nitric oxide to control platelet hyper-reactivity in patients with acute submassive pulmonary embolism. Nitric Oxide 96:20-8.

» PMID: 31940502

Kline JA, Puskarich MA, Pike JW, Zagorski J, Alves NJ (2020) Nitric Oxide

Abstract: We test if inhaled nitric oxide (NO) attenuates platelet functional and metabolic hyper-reactivity in subjects with submassive pulmonary embolism (PE).

Participants with PE were randomized to either 50 ppm NO + O2 or O2 only for 24 h with blood sampling at enrollment and after treatment; results were compared with healthy controls. Platelet metabolic activity was assessed by oxygen consumption (basal and uncoupled) and reactivity was assessed with agonist-stimulated thromboelastography (TEG) and fluorometric measurement of agonist-stimulated cytosolic [Ca++] without and with pharmacological soluble guanylate (sGC) modulation.

Participants (N = 38 per group) were well-matched at enrollment for PE severity, comorbidities as well as TEG parameters and platelet O2 consumption. NO treatment doubled the mean plasma [NO3-] (P < 0.001) indicating successful delivery, but placebo treatment produced no change. After 24 h, neither TEG nor O2 consumption parameters differed significantly between treatment groups. Platelet cytosolic [Ca++] was elevated with PE versus controls, and was decreased by treatment with cinaciguat (an sGC activator), but not riociguat (an sGC stimulator). Stimulated platelet lysate sGC activity was increased with PE compared with controls.

In patients with acute submassive PE, despite evidence of adequate drug delivery, inhaled NO had no major effect on platelet O2 consumption or agonist-stimulated parameters on TEG. Pharmacological activation, but not stimulation, of sGC effectively decreased platelet cytosolic [Ca++], and platelet sGC activity was increased with PE, confirming the viability of sGC as a therapeutic target.

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Keywords: Blood platelets, Comorbidity, Humans, Nitric oxide, Oxygen consumption, Platelet activation, Pulmonary embolism, Pyrazoles, Pyrimidines, Riociguat, Thrombelastography Bioblast editor: Plangger M O2k-Network Lab: US MS Jackson Hosler J


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, mt-Medicine, Patients, Pharmacology;toxicology  Pathology: Other 

Organism: Human  Tissue;cell: Blood cells, Platelet  Preparation: Intact cells 


Coupling state: LEAK, ET  Pathway: ROX  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

Labels, 2020-01, MitoEAGLE blood cells data