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Is vWF a great marker for Endothelial Cells?

Secretory granules called Weibel-Palade bodies (WPBs) containing Von Willebrand factor (vWF) are more linked to the formation of a confluent endothelial monolayer. Research shows that vWF expression is dynamic and highly dependent on the cell culture conditions such as confluence and passage number.
Therefore, having vWF as a quality control marker for each lot of ECs is not really necessary.

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