Structure and function of Factor VIII

  • Pete Lollar
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 386)

Abstract

When the first International Symposium on Inhibitors was held 10 years ago, the existing knowledge of Factor VIII (F.VIII) structure and function was summarized by Fulcher and Zimmerman.1 F.VIII had been recently purified from bovine, porcine, and human plasma, and investigators interested in the biochemistry of F.VIII were at the threshold of making significant progress. This followed a decade of frustrating work in which advances in protein purification and immunological methods had made the purification of F.VIII a feasible but elusive goal.

Keywords

Tyrosine Heparin Polypeptide Arginine Trypsin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pete Lollar
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  1. 1.Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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