Fibronectin and 130-kDa molecule complex mimics snake venom botrocetin-like structure potentially modulating association between von willebrand factor and vascular vessel wall

Masahiko Katayama, Satomi Nagata, Sayuri Hirai, Shuji Miura, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Taei Matusi, Ikunoshin Kato, Koiti Titani

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Abstract

We established seven hybridomas secreting monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) against the venom from Bothrops jararaca. Six of them were demonstrated to specifically recognize botrocetin, a venom protein which binds with von Willebrand factor (vWf) and induces platelet agglutination. Two of them, BCT4-3 and BCT115-2 MoAbs, could significantly inhibit botrocetin binding with plasma vWf. BCT4-3 could react slightly with a monolayer of human endothelial cells (ECs), and BCT4-3 binding to ECs was drastically enhanced by the coexistence of human plasma in a dose-dependent manner, indicating that a biological modulator structurally resembling botrocetin is created initially on the EC surface complexed with some plasma proteins. Botrocetin-like components could be immuno purified only by immobilized BCT4-3, but not by the other immobilized MoAbs, from umbilical vein extracts. Interestingly, the immunoisolated materials were identified to consist essentially of fibronectin (Fn) and a 130 kDa molecule, and this complex bound to vWf in the extracts. Depletion of Fn from plasma decreased BCT4-3 binding to ECs. The epitope of BCT4-3 expressed on the endothelial surface, comprising plasma Fn and the coisolated 130 kDa molecule, is proposed to be a physiological modulator structurally mimicking botrocetin, and essentially supporting vWf-binding to injured endothelium and subsequently to circulating platelets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Biochemistry
Volume117
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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