David A. Facey

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Three separate laboratory assays for von Willebrand Factor (VWF), a standard "antigen" (antisera-ELISA-based) assay (VWF:Ag), a standard ristocetin-dependent-platelet-agglutination procedure (VWF:RCof), and an ELISA-based collagen-VWF binding assay (VWF:CBA), have been evaluated for their ability to detect alterations in VWF levels following differential(More)
Binding of the adhesive glycoprotein, von Willebrand factor (vWf), to the platelet membrane glycoprotein (GP) Ib-IX-V complex initiates platelet adhesion and aggregation at high shear stress in hemostasis and thrombosis. In this study, the GP Ib-IX-V binding site within the vWf A1 domain was analyzed using a panel of murine monoclonal antibodies raised(More)
Binding of the adhesive glycoprotein, von Willebrand factor (vWf), to the platelet membrane glycoprotein (GP) Ib-IX-V complex initiates platelet adhesion and aggregation at high shear stress in hemostasis and thrombosis. In this study, the GP Ib-IX-V binding site within the vWf A1 domain was analyzed using a panel of murine monoclonal antibodies raised(More)
Type 2B von Willebrand's disease (VWD) is due to a qualitative defect in von Willebrand factor (VWF) in which there is an increased affinity for the platelet glycoprotein Ib-IX-V receptor complex. Spontaneous binding of type 2B VWF to platelets and subsequent clearance from the plasma is thought to account for the characteristic phenotype of type 2B VWD.(More)
BACKGROUND Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) reactivation may cause severe disease in immunosuppressed patients. Quantitation of HCMV viral load in the blood has been shown to be important in predicting for HCMV disease, however the particular blood compartment that should be tested, plasma versus peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL), has been subject to debate. (More)
The PFA-100 is a new platelet function analyzer which uses whole blood and high shear stress blood flow to simulate primary hemostasis and assess platelet function. A small volume of blood is introduced into a disposable cartridge, and forced through a capillary tube. Platelet adhesion and aggregation is then initiated following exposure to either(More)
Discrimination of von Willebrand's Disease (VWD) subtypes is important since it influences management. Qualitative [ie Type 2A, 2B, 2M] defects exhibit von Willebrand factor (VWF) discordance and give high VWF:Ag to VWF:'activity' ratios. Classically, VWF:'activity' is assessed using the VWF:RCof assay. The VWF:CBA is an ELISA-based VWF-functional adhesive(More)
Type 2B von Willebrand's disease (VWD) is a variant in which the structurally abnormal von Willebrand factor (VWF) has an increased affinity for the platelet glycoprotein Ib-IX-V complex. Spontaneous binding of type 2B VWF to platelets and their subsequent clearance from the plasma appear to account for the characteristic phenotype of type 2B VWD. Several(More)
This study is the first to report the presence of CD13/glycoprotein 150 (GP150)/aminopeptidase-N activity in cell-free plasma. We have determined that aminopeptidase-N in plasma provides, quantitatively, aminopeptidase-N's predominant functional activity within flowing blood. Thus, while aminopeptidase-N activity observed in whole blood can be partly, but(More)