Latest Tissue factor pathway inhibitor Stories

2013-08-28 10:46:43

Fifteen years ago, a hematologist came to Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., with a puzzle: Multiple generations of an East Texas family suffered from a moderately severe bleeding disorder, but it wasn’t hemophilia. “No surgeon would do elective surgery because they bled too much after surgery,” said Milewicz, professor and director of the Division of Medical Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “So we collected DNA and plasma from the family...

2009-08-29 11:10:00

Though usually considered a parasitic nuisance and a vector for numerous diseases, the tick may actually hold the key for curing skin, liver, and pancreatic cancers, according to new findings from Brazilian researchers. Proteins were found in the saliva of the common South American tick Amblyomma cajennense, which seems to have the ability to reduce and even completely expunge cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. "This is a radical innovation," said Ana Marisa...

2008-09-21 03:00:12

By Gosk-Bierska, I Wysokinski, W; Karnicki, K; Adamiec, R Aim. Thrombus formation plays a critical role in pathogenesis of cardiovascular complications in atherosclerotic peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). Tissue factor (TF) initiates the clotting cascade and is considered an important regulator of hemostasis and thrombosis. TF activity is regulated by TF pathway inhibitor (TFPI). The aim of our study was to evaluate plasma levels of the TF, TFPI and their relation to coagulation...

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