Effects of cyclopiazonic acid and aflatoxin B1 on rabbit platelet aggregation and ATP release

Cyclopiazonic acid 및 aflatoxin B1이 토끼의 혈소판 응집 및 ATP 방출에 미치는 영향

  • Hong, Choong-man (Division of Hematopathology, Toxicological Research Institute, Korean FDA) ;
  • Cho, Myung-haing (Department of Toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University)
  • 홍충만 (식품의약품안전본부 독성연구소 혈액병리과) ;
  • 조명행 (서울대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1996.07.10
  • Published : 1996.12.25


Cyclopiazonic acid(CPA) known as stimulating the release of intracellular calcium, aflatoxin $B_1(AFB_1)$ causing gastrointestinal hemorrhage frequently were used as model toxic mycotoxins in these studies. First of all, the effects of various mycotoxins on the platelet aggregation response were determined. The effects of mycotoxins on the ATP release from platelet by aggregating factors were investigated. The results and conclusions obtained from these studies are : 1) CPA promoted ADP, collagen, thrombin, A.A. and PAF-induced rabbit platelet aggregation. $AFB_1$ inhibited collagen, A.A. and PAF-induced rabbit platelet aggregation only. 2) CPA increased both aggregation and disaggregation time, whereas $AFB_1$ decreased in a dose dependent manner. 3) CPA increased ADP, thrombin, A.A. and PAF-induced ATP release. $AFB_1$ increased A.A.-induced ATP release and decreased PAF-induced release in a dose dependent manner. In conclusion, CPA promoted platelet aggregation by the increase of ATP. Antiaggregating effects of AFB1 may be due to decreases of ATP. These data provide the basis for the future study of roles of ATP release in platelet aggregation.