The cytoplasmic domain of the alpha-subunit of glycoprotein (GP) Ib mediates attachment of the entire GP Ib-IX complex to the cytoskeleton and regulates von Willebrand factor-induced changes in cell morphology.

@article{Cunningham1996TheCD,
  title={The cytoplasmic domain of the alpha-subunit of glycoprotein (GP) Ib mediates attachment of the entire GP Ib-IX complex to the cytoskeleton and regulates von Willebrand factor-induced changes in cell morphology.},
  author={Janet Cunningham and Sylvie C Meyer and Jennifer E. Fox},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1996},
  volume={271 19},
  pages={11581-7}
}
The glycoprotein (GP) Ib-IX complex is one of the major platelet membrane glycoproteins. Its extracellular domain binds von Willebrand factor at a site of injury, an interaction that leads to activation of intracellular pathways. Its intracellular domain associates tightly with the platelet cytoskeleton through actin-binding protein. The goal of the present… CONTINUE READING