Flow dependence of factor X activation by tissue factor-factor VIIa.


Blood coagulation is initiated after blood is exposed to the transmembrane glycoprotein Tissue Factor (TF). The continuous flow reactor has been used to study the flow-dependent activation of factor X by the complex of TF and factor VIIa. The apparent Km value of X for TF-VIIa in vesicles of 16 nM is low compared to the value of > 600 nM on a macroscopic… (More)