Role of FcRγ and factor XIIIA in coated platelet formation

Shawn M. Jobe, Lorie Leo, Joshua S. Eastvold, Gerhard Dickneite, Timothy L. Ratliff, Steven R. Lentz, Jorge Di Paola

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Platelet activation in response to dual stimulation with collagen and thrombin results in the formation of a subpopulation of activated platelets known as coated platelets. Coated platelets are characterized by high surface levels of α-granule proteins and phosphatidylserine, which support the assembly of procoagulant protein complexes. Using murine models, we tested the hypothesis that the collagen receptor-associated molecule FcRγ and the transglutaminase factor XIIIA are required for the formation of coated platelets. Following dual stimulation with the collagen receptor agonist convulxin and thrombin, 68% of platelets from C57BL/6 mice acquired the coated platelet phenotype, defined by high surface levels of fibrinogen and von Willebrand factor and decreased binding of the αIIbβ3 activation-dependent antibody PE-JON/A. In FcRγ-/- mice, only 10% of platelets became "coated" after dual stimulation with convulxin plus thrombin (P < .05 vs C57BL/6 platelets). Decreased coated platelet formation in FcRγ-/- platelets was accompanied by decreased annexin V binding (P < .01) and decreased platelet procoagulant activity (P < .05). Platelets from FXIIIA-/- mice did not differ from control platelets in coated platelet formation or annexin V binding. We conclude that FcRγ, but not factor XIIIA, is essential for formation of highly procoagulant coated platelets following dual stimulation with collagen and thrombin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4146-4151
Number of pages6
Issue number13
StatePublished - Dec 15 2005


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