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von Willebrand Factor

"von Willebrand Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "von Willebrand Factor" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "von Willebrand Factor" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 338 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2010
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