Barbara C. Furie

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N Engl J Med 2008;359:938-49. Copyright © 2008 Massachusetts Medical Society. Hemostasis is the process that maintains the integrity of a closed, high-pressure circulatory system after vascular damage. Vessel-wall injury and the extravasation of blood from the circulation rapidly initiate events in the vessel wall and in blood that seal the breach.(More)
Thrombosis, or blood clot formation, and its sequelae remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, and recurrent thrombosis is common despite current optimal therapy. Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) is an oxidoreductase that has recently been shown to participate in thrombus formation. While currently available antithrombotic agents inhibit either(More)
Using a laser-induced endothelial injury model, we examined thrombus formation in the microcirculation of wild-type and genetically altered mice by real-time in vivo microscopy to analyze this complex physiologic process in a system that includes the vessel wall, the presence of flowing blood, and the absence of anticoagulants. We observe P-selectin(More)
Contryphans constitute a group of conopeptides that are known to contain an unusual density of post-translational modifications including tryptophan bromination, amidation of the C-terminal residue, leucine, and tryptophan isomerization, and proline hydroxylation. Here we report the identification and characterization of a new member of this family,(More)
PURPOSE Despite the strong association between malignant disease and thromboembolic disorders, the molecular and cellular basis of this relationship remains uncertain. We evaluated the hypothesis that tumor-derived tissue factor-bearing microparticles in plasma contribute to cancer-associated thrombosis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We developed impedance-based(More)
To examine thrombus formation in a living mouse, new technologies involving intravital videomicroscopy have been applied to the analysis of vascular windows to directly visualize arterioles and venules. After vessel wall injury in the microcirculation, thrombus development can be imaged in real time. These systems have been used to explore the role of(More)
P-selectin and P-selectin glycoprotein ligand 1 (PSGL-1) are vascular adhesion molecules that play an important role in leukocyte-endothelial and leukocyte-platelet interaction during the inflammatory response. Their functions are now known to include a role in thrombus formation, specifically in relation to fibrin generation and propagation. Recent(More)
VITAMIN K, AN ESSENTIAL vitamin, is a cofactor for a single known enzymatic reaction: the conversion of glutamic acid to g-carboxyglutamic acid in vitamin K-dependent proteins during their biosynthesis. Since the discovery of vitamin K and its association with blood coagulation,1 many milestones have been passed on the road to understanding the biological(More)
One defining characteristic of Conus venom peptides is the high frequency of posttranslational modifications found. We report the discovery and initial characterization of three novel gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla)-containing conotoxins, Gla-MrII, Gla-MrIII, and Gla-MrIV, isolated from the venom of the mollusc-hunting cone snail Conus marmoreus. Peptide(More)
Thiol isomerases, including protein disulfide isomerase (PDI), catalyze disulfide oxidation, reduction, and isomerization, thereby playing an important role in protein synthesis. To determine whether extracellular PDI mediates thrombus formation in an animal model, PDI expression, platelet accumulation, and fibrin generation were monitored in the blood(More)