Christian Kannemeier

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Upon vascular injury, locally controlled haemostasis prevents life-threatening blood loss and ensures wound healing. Intracellular material derived from damaged cells at these sites will become exposed to blood components and could contribute to blood coagulation and pathological thrombus formation. So far, the functional and mechanistic consequences of(More)
FSAP (Factor VII-activating protease) is a new plasma-derived serine protease with putative dual functions in haemostasis, including activation of coagulation Factor VII and generation of urinary-type plasminogen activator (urokinase). The (auto-)activation of FSAP is facilitated by polyanionic glycosaminoglycans, such as heparin or dextran sulphate,(More)
The factor VII activating protease (FSAP) is a serine-protease present in human plasma that serves to activate single-chain plasminogen activators, as well as coagulation factor VII. FSAP was localized within atherosclerotic lesions, and a genetic polymorphism in FSAP is associated with carotid stenosis. Hence, this study was conducted to gain broader(More)
Structural and biological characteristics of a recently described plasma serine protease, which displayed factor VII as well as pro-urokinase-activating properties in vitro, indicated a dual role for this factor VII-activating protease (FSAP) in hemostasis. Only the active protease (two-chain FSAP) has been isolated from plasma and from a prothrombin(More)
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