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VWF is a Long, Thin Protein

Caption: Von Willebrand factor (VWF) (green) is a long, thin protein that promotes blood clot formation. One end of VWF stays anchored to the blood vessel wall, while the rest unfurls like a sticky streamer, attracting platelets.

Credit: Nancy Turner/Rice University

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