Duran-Reynals Factors

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Duran-Reynals Factors

 

diffusion factors, agents of an enzymatic nature that are capable of increasing the permeability of connective tissue (chiefly by depolymerizing its basic substance, hyaluronic acid) and thus of speeding the diffusion and passage into the lymphatic capillaries of the water, salts, metabolic products of tissues, and bacteria which are found in the tissue. These factors were discovered by the Spanish scientist F. Duran-Reynals in 1928.

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