CXCL4/PF4 Proteins, Antibodies, cDNA Clones Research Reagents

All CXCL4/PF4 reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 3 CXCL4/PF4 Antibody, 26 CXCL4/PF4 Gene, 1 CXCL4/PF4 Protein, 2 CXCL4/PF4 qPCR. All CXCL4/PF4 reagents are ready to use.

CXCL4/PF4 Protein (1)

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      CXCL4/PF4 cDNA Clone (26)


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      CXCL4/PF4 Background

      Platelet factor 4 (PF4), also known as chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 4 (CXCL4), is a small cytokine belonging to the CXC chemokine family. CXCL4/PF4 is released from the alpha-granules of activated platelets and binds with high affinity to heparin. Its major physiologic role appears to be neutralization of heparin-like molecules on the endothelial surface of blood vessels, thereby inhibiting local antithrombin III activity and promoting coagulation. As a strong chemoattractant for neutrophils and fibroblasts, CXCL4/PF4 probably has a role in inflammation and wound repair. This protein is released during platelet aggregation. CXCL4/PF4 neutralizes the anticoagulant effect of heparin because it binds more strongly to heparin than to the chondroitin-4-sulfate chains of the carrier molecule. CXCL4 is chemotactic for neutrophils and monocytes. It inhibits endothelial cell proliferation, the short form is a more potent inhibitor than the longer form. CXCL4/PF4 is up-regulated in human liver fibrosis and that it plays a nonredundant, functional role in experimental liver fibrosis by mediating stellate cell proliferation, migration, and intrahepatic immune cell recruitment.

      CXCL4/PF4 References

      • Zaldivar MM, et al. (2010) CXC chemokine ligand 4 (Cxcl4) is a platelet-derived mediator of experimental liver fibrosis. Hepatology. 51(4): 1345-53.
      • Lasagni L, et al. (2007) PF-4/CXCL4 and CXCL4L1 exhibit distinct subcellular localization and a differentially regulated mechanism of secretion. Blood. 109(10): 4127-34.
      • Struyf S, et al. (2004) Platelets release CXCL4L1, a nonallelic variant of the chemokine platelet factor-4/CXCL4 and potent inhibitor of angiogenesis. Circ Res. 95(9): 855-7.

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