What are characteristics of von Willebrand factor (vWF)?

Updated: Dec 30, 2019
  • Author: Eleanor S Pollak, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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vWF exists as a series of multimers varying in molecular weight between 0.5-kd (dimer) and 20 million kd (multimer). The building blocks of multimers are dimers, which are held together by disulfide bonds located near the C-terminal end of each subunit. [2]


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