factor VIIIa associates with cell membrane

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Homo sapiens
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Cleavage of factor VIII light chain promotes a change in the conformation of the C2 domain that facilitates dissociation from VWF and enhances the affinity of factor VIIIa for anionic phospholipid surfaces (Saenko et al. 1998). Membrane-bound thrombin-activated factor VIII (FVIIIa) functions as a cofactor for factor IXa in the factor Xase complex. Factors VIIIa and IXa associate with anionic phospholipid surfaces with high affinity (Gilbert et al. 1990, Mertens & Bertina 1984; Panteleev et al 2004). Kd values ranging from 0.01 to 4.8 nM have been reported for FVIII binding to phospholipids (Gilbert et al. 1990,1992; Spaargaren et al. 1995; Raut et al. 1999; Ahmad et al. 2000). Studies using physiologic surfaces provide evidence for coordinated binding interactions of the enzyme, cofactor and substrate to discrete surface structures. For example, the presence of both (active site-modified) factor IXa and factor X increased both the number and the affinity of binding sites on activated platelets for factor VIIIa (Ahmad et al. 2000). However classical receptors for the constituents of factor Xase have not been identified (Fay 2004).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
9774404 Activation of factor VIII by thrombin increases its affinity for binding to synthetic phospholipid membranes and activated platelets

Greco, NJ, Saenko, EL, Yakhyaev, AV, Scandella, D

J. Biol. Chem. 1998
2104832 Binding of human factor VIII to phospholipid vesicles

Furie, BC, Gilbert, GE, Furie, B

J. Biol. Chem. 1990
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