Platelets activation/aggregation with subsequent thrombus formation is the main event in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome. Once activated, platelets show an extensive cytoskeleton rearrangement that leads to recruitment of additional platelets to finally cause haemostatic plug formation. Thus, the cytoskeleton plays a pivotal role in this phenomenon. Colchicine (COLC) is an anti-inflammatory drug proven to reduce major cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease. The molecular mechanisms by which COLC exerts these protective effects remain partially still unknown. Since COLC causes disruption of tubulin, a component of cell cytoskeleton, we investigated whether this drug might interfere with platelet aggregation by acting on cytoskeleton rearrangement.

Colchicine reduces platelet aggregation by modulating cytoskeleton rearrangement via inhibition of cofilin and LIM domain kinase 1

Roberta Tarallo;
2018

Abstract

Platelets activation/aggregation with subsequent thrombus formation is the main event in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome. Once activated, platelets show an extensive cytoskeleton rearrangement that leads to recruitment of additional platelets to finally cause haemostatic plug formation. Thus, the cytoskeleton plays a pivotal role in this phenomenon. Colchicine (COLC) is an anti-inflammatory drug proven to reduce major cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease. The molecular mechanisms by which COLC exerts these protective effects remain partially still unknown. Since COLC causes disruption of tubulin, a component of cell cytoskeleton, we investigated whether this drug might interfere with platelet aggregation by acting on cytoskeleton rearrangement.
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