Isolation and characterization of native and lower molecular weight forms of sheep plasminogen.

Two major forms of native sheep plasminogen (SPg-a) have been isolated from plasma by affinity chromatography. These forms differ in molecular weight, charge characteristics, affinity for epsilon-aminocaproic acid (epsilon-Ahx), and carbohydrate content. Upon treatment of SPg-a with plasmin, lower molecular weight plasminogens can be isolated. A plasminogen… CONTINUE READING