Factor VIII is a heavily glycosylated heterodimeric plasma protein consisting of a heavy (domains A1-A2-B) and light chain (domains A3-C1-C2) and is mainly synthesized in hepatocytes, but also in endothelial cells, kidneys and lymphatic tissue. Moreover, factor VIII is an essential blood coagulation protein (2332 amino acids, molecular weight of 293 kDa) present in the bloodstream in association with von Willebrand factor (vWF) in a non-covalent complex. And the vWF protects factor VIII from premature proteolysis and transfers it to sites of endothelial injury. And the active form of factor VIII can be given to hemophiliacs to restore hemostasis, concentrated from donated blood plasma, or alternatively recombinant FVIIa. Antibody formation to factor VIII can also be a major concern for patients receiving therapy against bleeding.
Figure1. The 3D structure of Factor VIII (Ngo, J.C, et al. 2008)
Factor VIII Analysis at Creative Proteomics
At Creative Proteomics, we have long-standing experience to support the development of the factor VIII biosimilars. With our professional platform, Creative Proteomics provides services to characterize factor VIII biosimilars in line with ICH Q6B.
Table1. Factor VIII biosimilars analysis services at Creative Proteomics
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To deliver consistent and high-quality data with cost-efficiency, Creative Proteomics has experienced scientists and advanced techniques for factor VIII analysis, including but not limited to:
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1. Mazurkiewicz-Pisarek A, et al. The factor VIII protein and its function. Acta Biochim Pol. 2016, 63(1):11-16.
2. Ngo, J.C, et al. Crystal structure of human factor VIII: implications for the formation of the factor IXa-factor VIIIa complex. Structure. 2008; 4:597-606.