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AB0 blood groups, von Willebrand factor and osteoprotegerin

The clinical importance of AB0 blood groups extends beyond the direct implications on transfusion and organ-transplantation compatibility. The role of AB0 blood group antigens in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular diseases, thromboembolic-, cerebrovascular ischemic events, myocardial

Von Willebrand factor – the blood vessel plumber

Inconspicuous in its inactive state, a protein called “von Willebrand factor” (VWF) evolves to a real lifesaver in case of an injury. Blood clotting is responsible for stopping a wound from bleeding, but how does this work?