How von Willebrand Factor and ADAMTS13 Regulate Clotting

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Description: ADAMTS13, a protein, helps regulate clotting by cutting through von Willebrand factor, which catches platelets and helps them clot. Inhibiting ADAMTS13 can cause TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura), a blood condition in which excessive clotting occurs in the body. For more information about clotting and other blood disorders, visit ASH's patient resources webpage

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Posted on : 05/10/11
Added : 8 years ago
Category : Patient Resources