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VWF Glows Brightly Green under a Microscope

Caption: A strand of the clot-forming protein von Willebrand factor (VWF) glows brightly (green) under a microscope. The VWF is bound to many fluorescently labeled complement proteins called C3 (red dots), which are a part of the innate immune system.

Credit: Nancy Turner/Rice University

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