"von Willebrand Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A high-molecular-weight plasma protein, produced by endothelial cells and megakaryocytes, that is part of the factor VIII/von Willebrand factor complex. The von Willebrand factor has receptors for collagen, platelets, and ristocetin activity as well as the immunologically distinct antigenic determinants. It functions in adhesion of platelets to collagen and hemostatic plug formation. The prolonged bleeding time in VON WILLEBRAND DISEASES is due to the deficiency of this factor.
|von Willebrand Factor
- von Willebrand Factor
- Factor VIIIR-Ag
- Factor VIIIR Ag
- Factor VIIIR-RCo
- Factor VIIIR RCo
- Ristocetin-Willebrand Factor
- Ristocetin Willebrand Factor
- von Willebrand Protein
- Factor VIII-Related Antigen
- Factor VIII Related Antigen
- Ristocetin Cofactor
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