CalDAG-GEFI and platelet activation.

Department of Medicine and Cardeza Foundation, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Platelets (Impact Factor: 2.63). 03/2010; 21(4):239-43. DOI: 10.3109/09537101003639931
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ABSTRACT Rapid activation of platelets at sites of vascular injury is a critical event in thrombosis and hemostasis. Here, we review recent findings, which (a) identified CalDAG-GEFI (RasGRP2) at the nexus of the rapid Ca(2+)-dependent platelet activation, (b) demonstrated a complex synergy between signaling provided by CalDAG-GEFI, protein kinase C and the Gi-coupled receptor for ADP, P2Y12, and (c) suggested CalDAG-GEFI as a novel target for anti-platelet therapy.

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