ADAMTS13 cleaves multimeric von Willebrand factor (VWF) to regulate VWF-mediated thrombus formation. To search ADAMTS13 peptide sequences binding to VWF, a λ-phage library expressing various peptides of ADAMTS13 on the surface was screened using VWF either immobilized or in solution under static condition. By the first screening, peptides sharing the C-terminus of spacer domain from Arg670 to Gln684 (epitope-A) were selected. To explore additional sites, peptide sequences from the first screening were synthesized and added to the second screening. Consequently, Pro618 to Glu641 (epitope-B) in the middle of spacer domain was obtained from immobilized VWF condition. Synthetic epitope-B peptide inhibited the cleavage of VWF by ADAMTS13, while the synthetic epitope-A peptide did not as efficiently as epitope-B. Elimination of four amino acids from either sides of epitope-B terminus markedly reduced the inhibitory effect. These two sites in the spacer domain may play significant roles in binding to VWF.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jan 1|
- Phage display
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology
- Molecular Biology