Published in Blood Weekly, August 13th, 2009
"These processes have to be delicately balanced, as clinically manifested by bleeding disorders, such as haemophilia A and B. These disorders are caused by defects in coagulation factor VIII and factor IX, respectively. Following a dual strategy, we emphasise on the one hand principles conserved in most coagulation enzymes, thus mirroring much of the underlying complexity in haemostasis; on the other hand, we identify enzymatic properties of the factor IXa-factor VIIIa system (Xase) that distinguish this proteolytic machine from...
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