thrombospondin

(redirected from Thrombospondin repeats)

thrombospondin

(throm″bō-spon′dĭn),

TSP

A glycoprotein that prevents cell-to-cell adhesion and angiogenesis. Thrombospondin is secreted by some parasites and may enhance their ability to cause disease. It is also found in malignant tumors, where it may block tumor growth and metastasis.
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George (2007) explains that ADAMTS 13 is an acronym for a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin repeats that acts as a Von Willebrand Factor, VWF-cleaving protease.