Reduced von Willebrand factor (VWF) half-life has been suggested as a new pathogenic mechanism in von Willebrand disease (VWD). The usefulness of VWF propeptide (VWFpp) in exploring VWF half-life was assessed in 22 type 1 and 14 type Vicenza VWD patients, and in 30 normal subjects, by comparing the findings on post-Desmopressin (DDAVP) VWF t(1/2) elimination (t(1/2el)). The VWFpp/VWF antigen ratio (VWFpp ratio) was dramatically increased in type Vicenza VWD (13.02 +/- 0.49) when compared to normal subjects (1.45 +/- 0.06), whereas it appeared to be normal in all type 1 VWD patients (1.56 +/- 0.7), except for the four carrying the C1130F mutation (4.69 +/- 0.67). A very short VWF t(1/2el) was found in type Vicenza VWD (1.3 +/- 0.2 h), while all type 1 VWD patients had a t(1/2el) similar to that of the controls (11.6 +/- 1.4 and 15.4 +/- 2.5 h respectively), except for the four patients carrying the C1130F mutation, who had a significantly shorter VWF survival (4.1 +/- 0.2 h). A significant inverse correlation emerged between VWFpp ratio and VWF t(1/2el) in both VWD patients and normal subjects. The VWFpp ratio thus seemed very useful for distinguishing between type 1 VWD cases with a normal and a reduced VWF survival, as well as for identifying type Vicenza VWD.

von Willebrand factor propeptide makes it easy to identify the shorter von Willebrand factor survival in patients with type 1 and type Vicenza von Willebrand disease.

GALLINARO, LISA;PONTARA, ELENA;SARTORELLO, FRANCESCA;DAIDONE, VIVIANA;PADRINI, ROBERTO;PAGNAN, ANTONIO;CASONATO, SANDRA
2008

Abstract

Reduced von Willebrand factor (VWF) half-life has been suggested as a new pathogenic mechanism in von Willebrand disease (VWD). The usefulness of VWF propeptide (VWFpp) in exploring VWF half-life was assessed in 22 type 1 and 14 type Vicenza VWD patients, and in 30 normal subjects, by comparing the findings on post-Desmopressin (DDAVP) VWF t(1/2) elimination (t(1/2el)). The VWFpp/VWF antigen ratio (VWFpp ratio) was dramatically increased in type Vicenza VWD (13.02 +/- 0.49) when compared to normal subjects (1.45 +/- 0.06), whereas it appeared to be normal in all type 1 VWD patients (1.56 +/- 0.7), except for the four carrying the C1130F mutation (4.69 +/- 0.67). A very short VWF t(1/2el) was found in type Vicenza VWD (1.3 +/- 0.2 h), while all type 1 VWD patients had a t(1/2el) similar to that of the controls (11.6 +/- 1.4 and 15.4 +/- 2.5 h respectively), except for the four patients carrying the C1130F mutation, who had a significantly shorter VWF survival (4.1 +/- 0.2 h). A significant inverse correlation emerged between VWFpp ratio and VWF t(1/2el) in both VWD patients and normal subjects. The VWFpp ratio thus seemed very useful for distinguishing between type 1 VWD cases with a normal and a reduced VWF survival, as well as for identifying type Vicenza VWD.
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