R H van de Poel

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Activated protein C (APC) is an important inactivator of coagulation factors Va and VIIIa. In the inactivation of factors Va and VIIIa, protein S serves as a cofactor to APC. Protein S can bind to C4b-binding protein (C4BP), and thereby loses its cofactor activity to APC. By modulating free protein S levels, C4BP is an important regulator of protein S(More)
C4b-binding protein (C4BP) regulates the complement system and the anticoagulant activity of protein S. Protein S can bind to C4BP, resulting in a decreased cofactor activity of protein S for anticoagulant activated protein C. C4BP contains several identical a-chains and a single 3-chain. Each chain contains Short Consensus Repeats (SCRs). By making(More)
Human C4b-binding protein (C4BP) is a regulator of the complement system and plays an important role in the regulation of the anticoagulant protein C pathway. C4BP can bind anticoagulant protein S, resulting in a decreased cofactor function of protein S for activated protein C. C4BP is a multimeric protein containing several identical alpha-chains and a(More)
We investigated the effect of C4BP on APC-mediated inactivation of factor Va (FVa) in the absence and presence of protein S. FVa inactivation was biphasic (k(506) = 4.4 x 10(8) M(-)(1) s(-)(1), k(306) = 2.7 x 10(7) M(-)(1) s(-)(1)), and protein S accelerated Arg(306) cleavage approximately 10-fold. Preincubation of protein S with C4BP resulted in a total(More)
An important mechanism of regulation of blood coagulation is the anticoagulant protein C pathway. In this pathway, the anticoagulant activity of activated protein C is increased by its cofactor protein S. The cofactor activity of protein S can be regulated by binding to complement regulatory C4b-binding protein (C4BP). The sites of interaction of protein S(More)
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