A bispecific antifibrin-antiplatelet urokinase conjugate (BAAUC) induces enhanced clot lysis and inhibits platelet aggregation Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • In acute myocardial infarction rapid, complete, and sustained reperfusion of the infarct-related coronary artery is the most important therapeutic principle. Lanoteplase or n-PA, a third-generation plasminogen activator consisting of a deletion and point mutant of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), is a promising agent to approach this therapeutic goal. The molecule exhibits an increased plasma half-life allowing single-bolus administration. In this article, after characterizing the n-PA molecule, the currently available pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data including the results of the InTIME study are reviewed.

authors

  • Ruef, J
  • Nordt, TK
  • Peter, K
  • Runge, MS
  • Kubler, W
  • Bode, C

publication date

  • July 1, 1999