Ethanol increases surface-localized fibrinolytic activity in cultured endothelial cells.

Epidemiological studies demonstrated a positive association between moderate alcohol consumption and reduced cardiovascular mortality that may be mediated, in part, through increased fibrinolysis. These studies were conducted to determine whether low concentrations of alcohol (0.025 to 0.1%, v/v) directly affected the surface-localized versus secreted… CONTINUE READING