Tumor cell generation of thrombin via functional prothrombinase assembly.

Prothrombinase affects the proteolytic conversion of prothrombin to thrombin and is the penultimate enzyme in the common coagulation pathway. Prothrombinase is a complex in which the proteinase, Factor Xa, a cofactor, Factor Va, and calcium are bound to a membrane surface to generate the active enzyme. Guinea pig line 1 and line 10 tumor cells, grown as… CONTINUE READING