A domain of membrane-bound blood coagulation factor Va is located far from the phospholipid surface. A fluorescence energy transfer measurement.

The larger subunit of blood coagulation factor Va was covalently labeled with iodoacetamido derivatives of fluorescein and rhodamine without loss of functional activity, as measured by either the one-stage clotting assay or the ability to accelerate prothrombin activation in a purified system. The spectral properties of the dyes were not altered by the… (More)