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Identification of a factor IX/IXa binding protein on the endothelial cell surface.

Endothelium provides a specific binding site for Factor IX/IXa which can propagate activation of coagulation by promoting Factor IXa-VIII-mediated activation of Factor X. In this report the endothelial cell Factor IX/IXa binding site has been identified and the coagulant function of the receptor blocked. Studies using [3H]Factor IX derivatized with the photoaffinity labeling agent N-succinimidyl-6-(4'-azido-2'-nitrophenylamino)hexanoate (SANPAH) and cultured bovine endothelial cells demonstrated cross-linking to a trypsin-sensitive cell surface protein of Mr approximately equal to 140,000. Immunoprecipitation of metabolically labeled endothelium with Factor IX derivatized with the cleavable cross-linking agent N-succinimidyl(4-azidophenyl)-1,3'-dithiopropionate and antibody to Factor IX demonstrated the endothelial cell origin of the Mr 140,000 cell surface protein. Blockade of the Factor IX/IXa binding protein by covalently linking SANPAH-5-dimethylaminonaphthalene-1-sulfonyl-Glu-Gly-Arg-Factor IXa or SANPAH-Factor IX prevented both specific Factor IXa binding and effective Factor IXa-VIII-mediated activation of Factor X on endothelium. Following extraction of endothelium with detergents, Factor IX/IXa binding activity was solubilized and could be assayed using a polyvinyl chloride plate binding assay. Western blots of cell extracts demonstrated binding of 125I-Factor IX at Mr approximately equal to 140,000 which was blocked by excess Factor IX, but not antisera to Factor VIII, von Willebrand factor, alpha 2-macroglobulin, or epidermal growth factor receptor. These data indicate that endothelium provides a distinct binding site for Factor IX/IXa consisting, at least in part, of a membrane protein which can modulate the coagulant activity of Factor IXa on the cell surface.[1]


  1. Identification of a factor IX/IXa binding protein on the endothelial cell surface. Rimon, S., Melamed, R., Savion, N., Scott, T., Nawroth, P.P., Stern, D.M. J. Biol. Chem. (1987) [Pubmed]
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