Determinants of fibrin formation, structure, and function

@article{Wolberg2012DeterminantsOF,
  title={Determinants of fibrin formation, structure, and function},
  author={Alisa S. Wolberg},
  journal={Current Opinion in Hematology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={349–356}
}
  • A. Wolberg
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Hematology
Purpose of reviewFibrinogen is the protein substrate of the multifaceted procoagulant and proinflammatory enzyme, thrombin. Fibrin, the product of thrombin's proteolytic cleavage of fibrinogen, provides biophysical and biochemical support to blood clots, and subsequent degradation of fibrin by plasmin is a critical inflammatory mediator and essential step in wound healing. As such, fibrin(ogen) lies at the nexus of vascular injury and repair. Herein, we review aspects of fibrin(ogen) formation… 

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