plasmin


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plasmin

[′plaz·mən]
(biochemistry)
A proteolytic enzyme in plasma which can digest many proteins through the process of hydrolysis. Also known as fibrinolysin.
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Intravitreal plasmin without vitrectomy for macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion.
Effect of plasminogen activator (urokinase), plasmin, and thrombin on glycoprotein and collagenous components of basement membrane.
Fujino et al., "Nephritis-associated plasmin receptor and acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis: Characterization of the antigen and associated immune response," Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol.
They quoted that the fibrinolytic enzyme FP28, produced by a novel Streptomyces strain showed significant thrombolytic activity, in comparison to the saline and plasmin treated samples, wherein, the dispersed colour density of the sample treated with FP28, when measured spectrophotometrically (405 nm), was higher than that in the plasmin treated sample.
(32) Nattokinase also stimulates the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin. (33) Nattokinase shows thrombolytic (clot dissolving) activity.
Tranexamic Acid (TXA) is a synthetic lysine derivative that acts as a competitive inhibitor of plasminogen activation, whereas at higher concentration it acts as a noncompetitive inhibitor of plasmin. It is believed that its main action is to improve coagulation through stabilization of clot [6].
reported "simple and atraumatic" outcomes of 4 pediatric patients with TMH who underwent vitrectomy with 0.4 IU adjuvant of autologous plasmin and 16% C3F8 [43].
The main PAR-activating proteinases found in the periodontal environment are neutrophil proteinase 3, thrombin, plasmin, tryptase, MMP-1, MMP-13, and gingipains (Table 1).
Surgical options for traumatic macular hole repair include PPV with gas or silicon oil tamponade as well as adjuvant therapies such as plasmin, platelets, autologous serum, and transforming growth factor.
Tissue plasminogen activators are enzymes that catalyze the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin [2].
The conversion of the inactive proenzyme plasminogen into the active enzyme plasmin is the central step in the fibrinolytic system [6].