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Upon stimulation, endothelial cells release von Willebrand factor (VWF) enriched in ultra-large (UL) forms that are rapidly cleaved by ADAMTS13. The zinc metalloprotease fits in the consensus for members of the ADAMTS family, but also contains two unique C-terminal CUB domains. There are five and two cysteine residues in the CUB-1 and CUB-2 domains,(More)
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of malignant death among women. A crucial feature of metastatic cancers is their propensity to lose adhesion to the underlying basement membrane as they transition to a motile phenotype and invade surrounding tissue. Attachment to the extracellular matrix is mediated by a complex of adhesion proteins, including(More)
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