Thromb Haemost 1976; 36(01): 192-199
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1648024
Original Article
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Platelet Preservation. III. The Influence of Dimethylsulfoxide and Cooling Conditions on Serotonin Uptake Velocity and Response to Hypotonic Stress of Human Platelets

J Odink
1  Central Laboratory of the Netherlands’ Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, Plesmanlaan 125, P.O.B. 9190, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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R Sprokholt
1  Central Laboratory of the Netherlands’ Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, Plesmanlaan 125, P.O.B. 9190, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Publication History

Received 06 November 1975

Accepted 26 February 1976

Publication Date:
03 July 2018 (online)

Summary

1. Serotonin uptake velocity of human platelets was found to be reversibly inhibited by the presence of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO).

2. Incubation of platelet concentrates in the presence of DMSO for 90 minutes at room temperature decreased serotonin uptake velocity and response to hypotonic stress.

3. The serotonin uptake velocity was not substantially influenced by the temperature of incubation with DMSO.

4. The best recovery of serotonin uptake velocity after cryopreservation in the presence of DMSO was observed when DMSO was added quickly before cooling and removed quickly after thawing.

5. No significant differences were observed in serotonin uptake velocity and response to hypotonic stress after cryopreservation in the presence of DMSO when cooling rates were varied from 2 to 10° C/min.