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Factor V gene polymorphisms were investigated to detect components that may contribute to the activated protein C (APC) resistance phenotype in patients with venous thromboembolism. A specific factor V gene haplotype (HR2) was defined by six polymorphisms and its frequency was found to be similar in normal subjects coming from Italy (0.08), India (0.1), and(More)
We have investigated the composition and function of membrane microparticles released from platelets exposed to the C5b-9 proteins of the complement system. Gel-filtered human platelets were incubated with sub-lytic amounts of the purified C5b-9 proteins and the distribution of surface antigens was analyzed using monoclonal antibodies and flow cytometry.(More)
Nine thrombophilic patients who had had previous diagnoses of functional protein S deficiency were reinvestigated. The functional protein S assays gave dose-response curves that were not parallel to those of the reference plasma. The same pattern was true for approximately half of the first-degree relatives of the propositi. When protein S was extracted(More)
  • I Martinelli, P M Mannucci, +6 authors E M Faioni
  • Blood
  • 1998
Deficiency of the naturally occurring anticoagulant proteins, such as antithrombin, protein C and protein S, and activated protein C resistance due to the factor V Leiden gene mutation is associated with inherited thrombophilia. So far, no direct comparison of the thrombotic risk associated with these genetic defects is available. In this study, we wish to(More)
EPCR is a type I transmembrane protein, highly expressed on the endothelium of large vessels, that binds protein C and augments its activation. In this study, a 23bp insertion in the EPCR gene was found in 4/198 survivors of myocardial infarction and 3/194 patients with deep vein thrombosis. The EPCR gene with the insertion predicts a protein that lacks(More)
The term thrombophilia describes an increased tendency to develop thrombosis and many laboratory markers with different strengths of association with thrombosis have been identified. The main causes of maternal mortality and morbidity in developed countries is venous thromboembolism (VTE) and obstetric complications. During pregnancy and puerperium the risk(More)
Four hundred and ninety-three consecutive patients referred for arterial or venous thrombosis were screened for congenital and acquired abnormalities of blood coagulation predisposing to thrombosis, and were compared to 341 age- and sex-matched controls. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of resistance to(More)
Two mutations in exons 3 and 9 of the protein C gene were identified by amplification and sequencing from symptomatic probands referred for venous thromboembolism and thrombophilia screening. The phenotype associated with the mutations is a type II protein C deficiency with normal amidolytic activity. In one family, the mutation in exon 3 (G3545-->A), which(More)
With the aim of establishing whether the HR2 haplotype in factor V affects the risk of venous thromboembolism, a retrospective multicenter cohort study was performed in 810 family members identified through 174 probands who suffered from at least 1 episode of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism and had an inherited defect associated with(More)
Venocclusive disease (VOD) of the liver is the major dose-limiting complication of pretransplant regimens for bone marrow transplantation. Recent reports from different groups point to the involvement of the hemostatic mechanism in the development of VOD. We measured the naturally occurring anticoagulants protein C, antithrombin III, and protein S in 45(More)