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Study: Blood vessels store, secrete key blood-clotting protein

from Medical News Today

Rice University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about where the body stores and deploys blood-clotting factor VIII, a protein that about 80 percent of hemophiliacs cannot produce due to genetic defects. For years, conventional medical doctrine was that factor VIII was made in the liver, but studies over the past 10 years showed it was made in endothelial cells — in the liver, heart, intestines and other organs. more


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