Isolation and characterization of thrombin-activated human factor VIII.


Recombinant human factor VIII (fVIII) was activated by thrombin at pH 7.4, followed by CM-Sepharose chromatography at pH values ranging from 3.5 to 7.4. Optimal coagulant activity was recovered at pH 5.5 and was associated with the isolation of an A1/A2/A3-C1-C2 heterotrimer. The activity was stable at -80 degrees C, but decayed slowly (t1/2 approximately 1… (More)