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The smallest circulating von Willebrand factor (vWF) molecule is a dimer composed of two identical subunits containing binding sites for heparin, collagen, platelet glycoproteins and coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). Interdimeric disulfide linking leads to multimers composed of up to 40 dimers. vWF serves as a carrier of FVIII and is required for normal(More)
BACKGROUND Isoelectric focusing (IEF) of alpha(1)-proteinase inhibitor (A1PI) shows that commercial products and plasma have different glycoisoform band patterns. Those in Aralast (Grifols Biologicals) reflect an anodal shift of glycoisoforms, which has caused concern. The protein, including glycoproteomic analyses, and structural features of A1PI products(More)
Thorough analysis of multimer composition and molecular structure of recombinant von Willebrand factor (r-vWF) produced by recombinant CHO cells demonstrated r-vWF to be more intact and less proteolytically degraded than plasma-derived vWF (pd-vWF) [B. Fischer et al. (1994) FEBS Lett. 351, 345-348]. In contrast to pd-vWF, r-vWF preparations consisted of(More)
Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a multimeric glycoprotein (GP) that attracts platelets to the site of vascular injury, mediates platelet-platelet interaction, and stabilizes factor VIII (FVIII) in the circulation. Quantitative and qualitative defects of vWF result in von Willebrand disease (vWD), manifested by modest to severe bleeding episodes. Substitution(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) envelope gene was expressed in large-scale microcarrier cultures of Vero cells using a system involving coinfection with two recombinant vaccinia viruses. One recombinant contained the bacteriophage T7 RNA polymerase gene under control of a vaccinia virus promoter. The second contained the HIV-1 gp160 gene flanked by(More)
We have worked out an efficient and time saving procedure for the expression of recombinant human prothrombin. The glycoprotein was expressed in the vaccinia virus expression system in several mammalian cell lines. The kidney cell lines Vero and BHK and the human cell line Hela were found to efficiently secrete prothrombin. Expression level of 3-4(More)
Wild-type full-length cDNA of von Willebrand factor (vWF) was expressed in CHO cells. Recombinant vWF (rvWF) was obtained and its molecular composition investigated by two-dimensional electrophoresis. Results of first dimension electrophoresis under non-reducing conditions showed that rvWF-dimer represents a mixture of three different species. Second(More)
Hereditary von Willebrand factor (vWF ) deficiency in Dutch Kooiker dogs, which have undetectable levels of vWF, causes spontaneous hemorrhage of mucosal surfaces similar to the clinical picture of von Willebrand disease in humans. Therefore, we used this canine model to study the in vivo effects of a new recombinant von Willebrand factor (rvWF )(More)
The N-glycan patterns of recombinant human coagulation factors II (rF-II) and IX (rF-IX), derived from both transfected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and African green monkay (Vero) cells produced at industrial scale, were analyzed by binding to carbohydrate-specific lectins and were compared with the glycan structure of human plasma-derived coagulation(More)
Dutch Kooiker dogs with hereditary von Willebrand disease have undetectable levels of von Willebrand factor (vWF), resulting in spontaneous haemorrhage of mucosal surfaces similar to the clinical picture of von Willebrand disease in humans. We used this canine model of von Willebrand disease to study the in vivo effects of a new recombinant von Willebrand(More)