Functional activity of protein C in newborn infants. A report of a study and a review of the literature.


Protein C is lower in newborn infants than in adults. There are conflicting reports regarding functional activity and the presence of des-gamma carboxylated species in the newborn. We have compared protein C activity and antigenic level in newborn infants and found the activity: antigen ratio to be lower than in adults (0.69 versus 1.0). We discuss this… (More)


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