Plasminogen activators and plasminogen activator inhibitors in liver deficiencies caused by chronic alcoholism or infectious hepatitis.


Plasma concentrations of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), urokinase (u-PA), plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) and PAI-2 were studied in 53 patients with liver deficiency caused by chronic alcoholism (n = 40), viral hepatitis (n = 10) or malignant disease of the liver (n = 3) and compared to that of a control group (n = 20) of healthy… (More)