Functional characterization of bovine von Willebrand factor gene promoter in bovine endothelial cells demonstrates species-specific properties.


Von Willebrand factor (vWF), a protein necessary for platelet adhesion and thrombus formation, is specifically synthesized in endothelial cells and in platelet precursors (megakaryocytes). We previously demonstrated that the sequences localized either in the 5'-flanking region or in the first exon of human (hu) vWF gene (vWF), which regulate the cell… (More)