Thromboplastic and Fibrinolytic Activities in Vessels of Animals
Thromboplastic activity and concentration of plasminogen activator were assayed in the coats of arteries and veins from a number of species. The widely differing patterns found in these species suggest great variation in the tendency to deposit fibrin on the interior surface of the vessels. Several modes of regulating fibrin deposition after intimal injury exist in the animal organism. These observations may assist the evaluation of data obtained in experiments on animals, and they demonstrate certain limitations with respect to conclusions on pathology in man.
- Received April 15, 1963.
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