Plasma Contact System
Serum Proteins

Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 31/03/2013


the network of many pathways: hemocoagulation:, fibrinolylis , kininogenesis, complement and angiotensinogenesis

The contact system consists of the two proenzyme factor XII (FXII) and plasma prekallikrein (PK), as well as the non-enzymatic procofactor high-molecular-weight-kininogen (HMWK): that locally assemble and become activated on negatively charged surfaces

by Enrico Badellino

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