The primary role of fibrinogen-related proteins in invertebrates is defense, not coagulation.

@article{Hanington2011ThePR,
  title={The primary role of fibrinogen-related proteins in invertebrates is defense, not coagulation.},
  author={Patrick C Hanington and Si-ming Zhang},
  journal={Journal of innate immunity},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={17-27}
}
In vertebrates, the conversion of fibrinogen into fibrin is an essential process that underlies the establishment of the supporting protein framework required for coagulation. In invertebrates, fibrinogen-domain-containing proteins play a role in the defense response generated against pathogens; however, they do not function in coagulation, suggesting that this role has been recently acquired. Molecules containing fibrinogen motifs have been identified in numerous invertebrate organisms, and… CONTINUE READING

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