Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human Tonsil stained with vWF Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (F8/86).
SDS-PAGE Analysis Purified vWF Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (F8/86). Confirmation of Purity and Integrity of Antibody.
Known Applications & Suggested Dilutions
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Specificity & Comments
von Willebrand Factor (vWF) is a multimeric glycoprotein that is found in endothelial cells, plasma and platelets. It acts as a carrier protein for Factor VIII and promotes platelet adhesion and aggregation. vWF undergoes a variety of posttranslational modifications that influence the affinity and availability for Factor VIII, including cleavage of the propeptide and formation of N-terminal disulfide bonds. This antibody helps to establish the endothelial nature of some lesions of disputed histogenesis, e.g. Kaposi's sarcoma and cardiac myxoma. It is widely used for differentiating vascular lesions from those of other tissue differentiation within a panel of other vascular markers although not all tumors of endothelial differentiation contain this antigen.