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Vasopeptides pp 129-134 | Cite as

The Role of Plasmin in the Activation of the Kinin System

  • Clement E. Burrowes
  • Henry Z. Movat
  • Mary J. Soltay
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 21)

Abstract

Some time ago plasmin was believed to be the main kinin-forming enzyme (1,2). The studies of several investigators indicated that plasmin formed kinin from kininogen at a relatively slow rate (2,3,4,5). However, when added to fresh plasma, plasmin induces rapid generation of kinin and this was interpreted to mean that plasmin activated prekallikrein and kallikrein induced the rapid formation of kinin (4,6,7, 8).

Keywords

Fresh Plasma Polyacrylamide Electrophoresis Kinin System Hageman Factor Plasma Kinin 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clement E. Burrowes
    • 1
  • Henry Z. Movat
    • 1
  • Mary J. Soltay
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Experimental Pathology and Institute of ImmunologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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