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Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a common cause of bleeding worldwide. Analysis of von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimer distribution (
MD) is essential to properly classify and treat different types of VWD, and it is performed using a SDS agarose gel electrophoresis followed by Western blotting, a handmade technique that demands days to be completed and requires skillful execution. Aiming both to facilitate gel production and to shorten the preparation time, we developed an uncomplicated technique to provide agility in the analysis of
MD, so that it can be easily accomplished in the routine practice of hemostasis laboratories. On that account, we used a commercial vertical mini-gel electrophoresis system for SDS-PAGE and a semi-dry transfer system, which allowed us to analyze
MD of various samples in a period shorter than 12 h. This technique differentiated
MD in human and animal plasmas under normal, congenital and acquired (experimental envenomation by Bothrops jararaca snake) conditions. This optimized method is cheap, rapid, reproducible, easy to be performed, and uses electrophoresis and Western blotting systems available in most laboratories. All these advantages encourage hemostasis professionals to use it in their routine practices. In order to facilitate the setup and accomplishment of the whole procedure step by step, videos were appended to the article.
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Name: Thrombosis research
The formation of hemostatic plugs at sites of vascular injury crucially involves the multimeric glycoprotein von Willebrand factor (VWF). VWF multimers are linear chains of N-terminally linked dimers....
In acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), an immune-mediated deficiency of the von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease ADAMTS13 allows unrestrained adhesion of von Willebrand factor multi...
von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a quantitative (type 1 and 3) or qualitative (type 2) defect of von Willebrand factor (VWF). The heterogeneity of laboratory...
Patients with Type 1 von Willebrand disease (VWD) have reduced amounts of von Willebrand factor (VWF) in their blood. Desmopressin (DDAVP) has been used to raise the blood levels of VWF in these patie...
ADAMTS13 specifically cleaves the peptide bond between Y1605 and M1606 within the von Willebrand factor (VWF)-A2 domain.
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the effect of a new von Willebrand factor concentrate on bleeding time, in vivo recovery, and circulating half-life of the infused factor in patients with von Will...
The Low Von Willebrand in Ireland Cohort (LoVIC) study focuses on the bleeding phenotype and biological mechanisms underlying low Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) levels.
The purpose of this phase 3 study is to investigate the efficacy and safety, including immunogenicity and thrombogenicity of prophylactic treatment with recombinant von Willebrand factor (...
The present study will focus on the investigation of the global contribution and limitations of the multimeric analysis and mutation analysis in the VWD diagnostic process. 1. Evaluate ...
During treatments with extracorporeal circuits such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) degradation of high molecular weight (HMW) of von Willebrand factor (vWF) multimers occur ...
A high-molecular-weight plasma protein, produced by endothelial cells and megakaryocytes, that is part of the factor VIII/von Willebrand factor complex. The von Willebrand factor has receptors for collagen, platelets, and ristocetin activity as well as the immunologically distinct antigenic determinants. It functions in adhesion of platelets to collagen and hemostatic plug formation. The prolonged bleeding time in VON WILLEBRAND DISEASES is due to the deficiency of this factor.
A subtype of von Willebrand disease that results from a partial deficiency of VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR.
A subtype of von Willebrand disease that results from qualitative deficiencies of VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR. The subtype is divided into several variants with each variant having a distinctive pattern of PLATELET-interaction.
A subtype of von Willebrand disease that results from a total or near total deficiency of VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR.
Group of hemorrhagic disorders in which the VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR is either quantitatively or qualitatively abnormal. They are usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait though rare kindreds are autosomal recessive. Symptoms vary depending on severity and disease type but may include prolonged bleeding time, deficiency of factor VIII, and impaired platelet adhesion.
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