Calibrated automated thrombin generation assay was adapted to measure thrombin generation in platelet rich plasma from mice. Vena cava phlebotomy appeared the best technique for blood sampling. The concentration-effect curves of tissue factor and platelet count have been determined. Corn trypsin inhibitor 2 mu M inhibits contact activation effectively. Recombinant human thrombomodulin does not inhibit thrombin generation in mouse plasma but activated protein C (20 nM) does. Thrombin generation was dose dependently diminished by low molecular weight heparin and increased by high concentrations of exogenous factor VIII i.e. the assay can detect both hypo-and hypercoagulability.
- Thrombin generation
- Corn trypsin inhibitor
- Activated protein C resistance