Fibrinogen and Fibrin Studied by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

  • Kell Mortensen
  • Rogert Bauer
  • Ulf Larsson

Abstract

The small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) technique has been used to study the structure of fibrinogen and fibrin. Fibrinogen has an elongated 50-nm-long open structure. Upon polymerization, long thin fibrin fibers are formed. The SANS data suggest that the fibrin fiber is like a 300-nm-diameter cable composed of 40-nm-diameter fibrin sub fibers.

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Neutron Scattering Fibrin Polymer Fibrin Fiber Swedish Natural Science Research Council Elsevier Apply Science Publisher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kell Mortensen
    • 1
  • Rogert Bauer
    • 2
  • Ulf Larsson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsRisø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsVeterinary and Agricultural UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Medical BiophysicsKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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