Intracellular precursor forms of plasma proteins: their functions and possible occurrence in plasma.

@article{Peters1987IntracellularPF,
  title={Intracellular precursor forms of plasma proteins: their functions and possible occurrence in plasma.},
  author={Theodore D. Peters},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={1987},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={
          1317-25
        }
}
An attempt is made to review the steps in the biosynthesis of plasma proteins by the liver and to point out intermediate precursor forms that might escape to the plasma. With the use of immunochemical techniques such as immunofixation electrophoresis it is possible to identify these precursors when they present an unusual bands on protein electrophoresis. The discovery of the role of vitamin K in the formation of the blood-clotting proteins, for example, followed the immunochemical detection of… CONTINUE READING