Identification and functional characterization of a novel 27-bp deletion in the macroglycopeptide-coding region of the GPIBA gene resulting in platelet-type von Willebrand disease.


Interaction between the platelet glycoprotein Ibalpha (GPIbalpha) receptor and its adhesive ligand von Willebrand factor (VWF) has a critical role in the process of hemostasis. Platelet-type von Willebrand disease (PT-VWD) is a rare bleeding disorder that results from gain-of-function mutations in the GPIBA gene. We studied this gene from 5 members of a… (More)


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