VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR Antibody MCA4683
Company : AbD Serotec Inc
UMDC Code : 451741
MCA4683 recognises human von Willebrand factor (vWF), also known as Factor VIII related antigen, a blood glycoprotein involved in blood coagulation. It stabilises circulating Factor VIII by binding to it and protecting it from cleavage and delivers it to sites of vascular injury. vWF also promotes the adhesion of platelets to sites of vascular damage by forming a molecular bridge between collagen on exposed endothelial cells and the GPIb binding sites of platelets circulating in the blood.
Hereditary or acquired defects in vWF lead to von Willebrand disease (vWD), characterised by varying degrees of susceptibility to bleeding. Symptoms might include nosebleeds, bleeding gums, easy bruising, menorrrhagia or gastrointestinal bleeding. Various forms of vWD exist with differing severities, determined by the type of defect.
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Last Updated : 03/16/2013