Published in Blood Weekly, October 16th, 2003
According to recent research published in the journal Blood, "binding of factor VIIa (FVIIa) to its cellular receptor tissue factor (TF) was previously shown to induce various intracellular signaling events, which were thought to be responsible for TF-mediated biologic effects, including angiogenesis, tumor metastasis, and restenosis. To understand the mechanisms behind these processes, we have examined the effect of FVIIa on apoptosis. Serum deprivation-induced apoptosis of BHK(+TF) cells was characterized by apoptotic blebs, nuclei with chromatin-condensed bodies, DNA degradation, and...
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