11-Dehydrothromboxane B2

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11-Dehydrothromboxane B2 (or 11-dehydro-TXB2) is produced from the breakdown of thromboxane A2. It is released by activated platelets and urine levels of 11-dehydro-TXB2 can be used to monitor the response to aspirin therapy when used to prevent heart disease and in diseases where platelet activation is prominent.

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