GPIb-IX-V binds to vWF:Collagen complex

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Homo sapiens
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The initial tethering of platelets at sites of vascular injury is mediated by a receptor complex of glycoproteins 1b, IX and V (GP1b:IX:V - frequently referred to as the GPIb receptor). The GP1b component binds to von Willebrand factor (VWF) complexed with collagen exposed in vascular epithelium following injury. In conditions of high shear stress, when a blood vessel is partially blocked, VWF can bind to GP1b:V:IX in absence of collagen, a major factor in heart attack and stroke. GPIb:IX:V interaction with VWF:collagen potentiates the binding of platelet-associated integrin αIIbβ3 to VWF and fibrinogen, triggering stable platelet adhesion and generation of further signals that lead to platelet aggregation.
Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
1939645 von Willebrand factor binding to platelet GpIb initiates signals for platelet activation

Schafer, AI, Handin, RI, Kroll, MH, Moake, JL, Harris, TS

J Clin Invest 1991
Orthologous Events
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