|Product Overview:||Native Bovine α-Thrombin was purified from Plasma.|
|Description:||Alpha-thrombin is a highly specific serine protease generated by proteolytic activation of the zymogen prothrombin. During coagulation, thrombin cleaves fibrinogen to form fibrin, leading to the ultimate step in coagulation, the formation of a fibrin clot. Thrombin is also responsible for feedback activation of the procofactors factor V and factor VIII. Thrombin has also been reported to activate factor XIII and platelets, and also functions as a vasoconstrictor protein. The procoagulant activity of thrombin is arrested in two ways: 1) inhibition by either heparin cofactor II or the antithrombin III/heparin complex; or 2) complex formation with thrombomodulin. Formation of the thrombin/thrombomodulin complex results in the inability of thrombin to cleave fibrinogen and activate factors V and VIII, but increases the efficiency of thrombin for activation of the anticoagulant, protein C.|
|Form:||50% glycerol/water (v/v)|
|Bio-activity:||approximately 3800 NIH units/mg|
|Molecular Mass:||36700 Da|
|Purity:||>95% by SDS-PAGE|
|Storage:||Glyercol formulation: -20°CHepes formulation: -80°C|
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