In vivo activity of a new heparinoid.
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Org 10172 is a heparinoid prepared during the manufacture of porcine mucosal heparin. This compound has been compared with a standard commercial grade heparin in vitro and in vivo using experimental thrombosis and bleeding models in rabbits. Increasing doses of both the heparin and the heparinoid resulted in a similar prolongation of a Xa clotting time and the APTT, but the heparinoid had no effect on the thrombin clotting time over the concentration range 0-3.0 units/ml. Both preparations were antithrombotic using a stasis prophylaxis model but inhibition of thrombosis was independent of the ex vivo anti-Xa heparin levels achieved. Relative to heparin, the heparinoid failed to induce hemorrhage. A potential therapeutic advantage for Org 10172 as an antithrombotic agent for clinical use can be predicted.
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