Heparin binding properties of human histidine-rich glycoprotein. Mechanism and role in the neutralization of heparin in plasma.


Human histidine-rich glycoprotein was found to interact strongly with heparin both in purified systems and in plasma, resulting in neutralization of the anti-coagulant activity of heparin. In purified systems, histidine-rich glycoprotein and heparin react with apparent 1:1 stoichiometry to form a complex with a dissociation constant of 7 nM. Covalent… (More)