von Willebrand Factor (vWF)

von Willebrand Factor (vWF), also known as ristocetin cofactor, is important in the maintenance of hemostasis. It promotes adhesion of platelets to the sites of vascular injury by forming a molecular bridge between sub-endothelial collagen matrix and platelet-surface receptor complex GPIb-IX-V. It also acts as a chaperone for coagulation factor VIII, delivering it to the site of injury, stabilizing its heterodimeric structure and protecting it from premature clearance from plasma. vWF is synthesized in endothelial cells and in megakaryocytes as a number of subunits that polymerize and combine with the factor VIII to form a large complex. In the plasma, vWF exists as a heterogenous population of large polymers to which the coagulant factor VIII is complexed by non-covalent bonds. It is an acute-phase reactant.

Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P04275


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Key Proteins Involed in Spheroid Formation and Angiogenesis in Endothelial Cells After Long-Term Exposure to Simulated Microgravity (2018) Dittrich A, Grimm D, Sahana J, Bauer J, Kruger M, Infanger M, Magnusson N Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry 2018
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Synergistic Cytokine Effects as Apremilast Response Predictors in Patients With Psoriasis (2018) Garcet S, Nograles K, Correa da Rosa J, Schafer PH, Krueger JG Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Multiple biomarker panel to screen for severe aortic stenosis: results from the CASABLANCA study (2018) Elmariah S, McCarthy C, Ibrahim N, Furman D, Mukai R, Magaret C, Rhyne R, Barnes G, van Kimmenade RRJ, Januzzi Jr JL Open Heart
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Variation in Serum Biomarkers with Sex and Female Hormonal Status: Implications for Clinical Tests (2016) Ramsey JM, Cooper JD, Penninx BWJH, Bahn S Scientific Reports
Serum Proteomic Profiles of Depressive Subtypes (2016) Lamers F, Bot M, Jansen R, Chan MK, Cooper JD, Bahn S, Penninx BWJH Translational Psychiatry
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Development of a Blood-Based Molecular Biomarker Test for Identification of Schizophrenia before Disease Onset (2015) Chan MK, Krebs MO, Cox D, Guest PC, Yolken RH, Rahmoune H, Rothermundt M, Steiner J, Leweke FM, Van Beveren NJM, Niebuhr DW, Weber NS, Cowan DN, Suarez-Pinilla P, Crespo-Facorro B, Mam-Lam-Fook C, Bourgin J, Wenstrup RJ, Kaldate RR, Cooper JD, Bahn S Translational Psychiatry
Does ethnicity moderate dementia's biomarkers (2013) Royall DR, Palmer RF; Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium Neurobiol Aging. 2013 Sep 18. pii: S0197-4580(13)00340-0
Safety and efficacy of everolimus, a mTOR inhibitor, as single agent in a phase 1/2 study in patients with myelofibrosis (2011) Guglielmelli P, Barosi G, Rambaldi A, Marchioli R, Masciulli A, Tozzi L, Biamonte F, Bartalucci N, Gattoni E, Lupo ML, Finazzi G, Pancrazzi A, Antonioli E, Susini MC, Pieri L, Malevolti E, Usala E, Occhini U, Grossi A, Caglio S, Paratore S, Bosi A, Barbui T, Vannucchi AM Blood. 2011 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
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A Serum Protein-Based Algorithm for the Detection of Alzheimer Disease (2010) O'Bryant SE, Xiao G, Barber R, Reisch J, Doody R, Fairchild T, Adams P, Waring S, Diaz-Arrastia R; for the Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium Arch Neurol 67: 1077-1081.
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Dysregulated macrophage-inflammatory protein-2 expression drives illness in bacterial superinfection of influenza. (2010) Zavitz CC, Bauer CM, Gaschler GJ, Fraser KM, Strieter RM, Hogaboam CM, Stampfli MR J Immunol 184: 2001-2013.
Plasma biomarkers in carbon monoxide poisoning. (2010) Thom SR, Bhopale VM, Milovanova TM, Hardy KR, Logue CJ, Lambert DS, Troxel AB, Ballard K, Eisinger D Clin Toxicol (Phila) 48: 47-56.
Molecular Analyte Profiling of the Early Events and Tissue Conditioning Following Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Therapy in Patients With Superficial Bladder Cancer. (2009) Bisiaux A, Thiounn N, Timsit MO, Eladaoui A, Chang HH, Mapes J, Mogenet A, Bresson JL, Prié D, Béchet S, Baron C, Sadorge C, Thomas S, Albert EB, Albert PS, Albert ML J Urol 181: 1571-1580.
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Endothelial activation markers in anemic non-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients. (2008) Patel TV, Mittal BV, Keithi-Reddy SR, Duffield JS, Singh AK Nephron Clin Pract 110: c244-250.
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Multi-Analyte Profiling of Post-Myocardial Infarction Plasma Samples. (2007) Escobar GP and Lindsey ML FASEB J. 21: 746.11.