Michigan State UniversityPharmacology and Toxicology · Ph.D.USA · East Lansing
Saginaw Valley State UniversityBiochemistry · BSUniversity Center, MI
Bradley P Sullivan, Anna K Kopec, Nikita Joshi, Holly Cline, Juliette A Brown, Stephanie C Bishop, Karen M Kassel, Cheryl Rockwell, Nigel Mackman, James P Luyendyk[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: In this study, we characterized tissue factor (TF) expression in mouse hepatocytes (HPCs) and evaluated its role in mouse models of HPC transplantation and acetaminophen (APAP) overdose. TF expression was significantly reduced in isolated HPCs and in liver homogenates from TF(flox/flox)/albumin-Cre mice (HPC(ΔTF) mice) compared to TF(flox/flox) mice (control mice). Isolated mouse HPCs expressed low levels of TF that clotted factor VII-deficient human plasma. In addition, HPC TF initiated factor Xa generation without exogenous factor VIIa, and TF activity was increased dramatically after cell lysis. Treatment of HPCs with an inhibitory TF antibody or a cell-impermeable lysine conjugating reagent prior to lysis substantially reduced TF activity, suggesting that TF was mainly present on the cell surface. Thrombin generation was dramatically reduced in APAP-treated HPC(ΔTF) mice compared to APAP-treated control mice. In addition, thrombin generation was dependent on donor HPC TF expression in a model of HPC transplantation. These results suggest that mouse HPCs constitutively express cell surface TF that mediates activation of coagulation during hepatocellular injury.Blood 01/2013; · 9.90 Impact Factor
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