Global Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion  (Volume 2 Issue 2)
 Expression of the Recombinant Soluble Glycoprotein IIb: Lessons Learned and Future Directions Global Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
Pages 16-19

Younis Skaik 


Published: 30
July 2015
The platelet glycoprotein IIb (GPIIb) is an integral membrane protein, which forms with GPIIIa a calcium-dependent heterodimer. This heterodimer forms in the endoplasmic reticulum (RE) and in the absence of heterodimer formation, both GPIIb and GPIIIa are retained and degraded in the ER. Efforts have been previously made to produce recombinantly the soluble GPIIb, which can be used in the solid phase assays for the antibody identification. However, all previous attempts to produce such a construct have not yield any product. This mini-review describes the previous attempts and the future challenges.
GPIIb, Soluble GPIIb, Recombinant GPIIb, Retention signal.