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Phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) plays an important role in human plasma HDL metabolism. Clinical data have recently indicated that plasma PLTP activity and mass were both higher in diabetic patients concomitant with hyperglycemia. The present study shows that high glucose increases both PLTP mRNA and functional activity in HepG2 cells, due to a(More)
The hemostatic function of von Willebrand factor is downregulated by the metalloprotease ADAMTS13, which cleaves at a unique site normally buried in the A2 domain. Exposure of the proteolytic site is induced in the wild-type by shear stress as von Willebrand factor circulates in blood. Mutations in the A2 domain, which increase its susceptibility to(More)
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