• Official Full Name
  • Hirudin
  • Background
  • Hirudin is a naturally occurring peptide in the salivary glands of medicinal leeches (such as Hirudo medicinalis) that has a blood anticoagulant property. This is fundamental for the leeches' alimentary habit of hematophagy, since it keeps the blood flowing after the initial phlebotomy performed by the worm on the host's skin.
  • Synonyms
  • Hirudin; Hirudin 1; Lepirudin; Refludan
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Poecilobdella viridis
Product nameRecombinant Poecilobdella viridis Hirudin Protein
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:
Product nameRecombinant Hirudin
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Leech
Product nameRecombinant Leech Hirudin therapeutic protein

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Kang, M; Alahmadi, M; et al. Fondaparinux for the treatment of suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: a propensity score-matched study. BLOOD 125:924-929(2015).
Senchenkova, EY; Russell, J; et al. Roles of Coagulation and Fibrinolysis in Angiotensin II-Enhanced Microvascular Thrombosis. MICROCIRCULATION 21:401-407(2014).