Fibrin has larger pores when formed in the presence of erythrocytes.

Abstract

Due to difficulties caused by the presence of hemoglobin-containing erythrocytes, the structures of whole blood clots have not been reported. A perfusion technique described herein allowed the study of plasma and blood clots. Gel fiber diameter, fiber mass-to-length ratio, and average pore diameter were calculated from measurements of solvent flow through… (More)

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