Increased risk of vascular diseases in hypercoagulable states is assumed to be the major cause for prevalence of vascular problems in type 2 diabetes mellitus patient. The present study was undertaken to explore the basis underlying the correlation between the aforesaid three coagulation factors with reference to the relevant mechanistic findings using statistical calculation. Our findings showed that the correlation between each pairs of coagulation factors, FV, FVIII and vWF could be easily interpreted using previously characterized interactions between these factors. Also, given the sequence similarities between FV and FVIII as well as the results of this study, it was indicated, for the first time, that FV may bind to vWF in the same way as FVIII binds. This finding seems to be of great importance to be evaluated through experimental techniques.
Mohammad Reza Dayer, Maysam Mard-Soltani, Mohammad Saaid Dayer and Sayed Mohammad Reza Alavi, 2011. Interpretation of Correlations Between Coagulation Factors FV, FVIII and vWF in Normal and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14: 552-557.