Stress and Exposure Time on von Willebrand Factor Degradation

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Despite the prevailing use of the continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (cf-LVAD), acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AvWS) associated with cf-LVAD still remains a major complication. As AvWS is known to be dependent on shear stress (τ) and exposure time (t exp ), this study examined the degradation of high molecular weight multimers (HMWM) of von Willebrand factor (vWF) in terms of τ and t exp . Two custom apparatus, i.e., capillary-tubing-type degrader (CTD) and Taylor-Couette-type degrader (TCD) were developed for short-term (0.033 sec ≤ t exp  ≤ 1.05 s) and long-term (10 s ≤ t exp  ≤ 10 min) shear exposures of vWF, respectively. Flow conditions indexed by Reynolds number (Re) for CTD were 14 ≤ Re ≤ 288 with corresponding laminar stress level of 52 ≤ (Formula presented.) ≤ 1042 dyne/cm 2 . Flow conditions for TCD were 100 ≤ Re ≤ 2500 with corresponding rotor speed of 180 ≤  o  ≤ 4000 RPM and laminar stress level of 50 ≤ (Formula presented.) ≤ 1114 dyne/cm 2 . Due to transitional and turbulent flows in TCD at Re > 1117, total stress (i.e., (Formula presented.) = laminar + turbulent) was also calculated using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver, Converge CFD (Converge Science Inc., Madison, WI, USA). Inhibition of ADAMTS13 with different concentration of EDTA (5 mM and 10 mM) was also performed to investigate the mechanism of cleavage in terms of mechanical and enzymatic aspects. Degradation of HMWM with CTD was negligible at all given testing conditions. Although no degradation of HMWM was observed with TCD at Re < 1117 ((Formula presented.) = 1012 dyne/cm 2 ), increase in degradation of HMWM was observed beyond Re of 1117 for all given exposure times. At Re ~ 2500 ((Formula presented.) = 3070 dyne/cm 2 ) with t exp  = 60 s, a severe degradation of HMWM (90.7 ± 3.8%, abnormal) was observed, and almost complete degradation of HMWM (96.1 ± 1.9%, abnormal) was observed with t exp  = 600 s. The inhibition studies with 5 mM EDTA at Re ~ 2500 showed that loss of HMWM was negligible (<10%, normal) for all given exposure times except for t exp  = 10 min (39.5 ± 22.3%, borderline-abnormal). With 10 mM EDTA, no degradation of HMWM was observed (11.1 ± 4.4%, normal) even for t exp  = 10 min. This study investigated the effect of shear stress and exposure time on the HMWM of vWF in laminar and turbulent flows. The inhibition study by EDTA confirms that degradation of HMWM is initiated by shear-induced unfolding followed by enzymatic cleavage at given conditions. Determination of magnitude of each mechanism needs further investigation. It is also important to note that the degradation of vWF is highly dependent on turbulence regardless of the time exposed within our testing conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-206
Number of pages8
JournalArtificial organs
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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von Willebrand Factor
Molecular Weight
Molecular weight
Degradation
Capillary Tubing
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
Edetic Acid
Tubing
Left ventricular assist devices
Heart-Assist Devices
Hydrodynamics
Turbulent flow
Shear stress
Computational fluid dynamics
Testing
Laminar flow
Reynolds number
Turbulence
Rotors

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Stress and Exposure Time on von Willebrand Factor Degradation. / Jhun, Choon-Sik; Siedlecki, Christopher; Xu, Lichong; Lukic, Branka; Newswanger, Raymond; Yeager, Eric; Reibson, John; Cysyk, Joshua; Weiss, William; Rosenberg, Gerson.

In: Artificial organs, Vol. 43, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 199-206.

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