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Approximately 25% of patients with hemophilia A develop inhibitory antibodies after treatment with factor VIII. Most of the inhibitory activity is directed against epitopes in the A2 and C2 domains. Anti-A2 inhibitory antibodies recognize a 25-residue segment bounded by R484-I508. Several antigenic residues in this segment have been identified, including(More)
Factor VIII (FVIII) is a multidomain blood plasma glycoprotein. Activated FVIII acts as a cofactor to the serine protease factor IXa within the membrane-bound tenase complex assembled on the activated platelet surface. Defect or deficiency in FVIII causes haemophilia A, a severe hereditary bleeding disorder. Intravenous administration of plasma-derived(More)
The effect has been examined of various host treatments (C. parvum injection, immunization, thoracic irradiation, cyclophosphamide injection, and anticoagulation) on both lung colony formation and clearance of radioactive cells from the lungs after i.v. injection of tumour cells. Two tumour-host models have been used: the non-immunogenic KHT tumour in(More)
During human fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) circulating levels of most hemostatic proteins fall dramatically. Concurrently, factor VIII (fVIII) procoagulant activity rises despite destruction of the hepatocytes considered responsible for fVIII synthesis. This observation suggests a role for cells other than hepatocytes in fVIII biosynthesis during FHF. We(More)
Breast cancer aberrantly expresses tissue factor (TF) in cancer tissues and cancer vascular endothelial cells (VECs). TF plays a central role in cancer angiogenesis, growth, and metastasis and, as such, is a target for therapy and drug delivery. TF is the cognate receptor of factor VIIa (fVIIa). We have coupled PTX (paclitaxel, also named Taxol) with a(More)
[l] demonstrated constructively the existence of a set of t mutually orthogonal latin squares of each order re, where / is one less than the smallest factor of the prime-power decomposition of re. The construction was generalized somewhat and put on an algebraic foundation by H. conjectured that t is the maximum number for each re. Had this conjecture been(More)