Acid treatment of plasma for the inactivation of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1).


The present study was initiated to assess the effectiveness of various acid treatments of blood or plasma in the inactivation of PAI-1. It was shown that a frequently used treatment of blood or plasma with 1 M acetate buffer, pH 3.9, only partially inactivated PAI-1. The inactivation of PAI-1 in plasma was found to depend upon pH and temperature, showing an… (More)