Category Archives: hemostasis

Platelet activation

A previous blog post concerned the protein tissue factor and how rupture of blood vessel walls initiates fibrin clot formation. Platelets are cell fragments in the blood that normally lead a solitary existence, but they can quickly attach to damaged … Continue reading

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Tissue factor

tissue factor Tissue factor, also known as blood coagulation factor III, is a transmembrane protein  that is important for blood clotting (1). Tissue factor can bind coagulation factor VII, resulting in the activation of its protease activity and leading to fibrin clot … Continue reading

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