Lysis of surface-localized fibrin clots by adsorbed plasminogen in the presence of tissue plasminogen activator
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The ability of plasminogen adsorbed from buffer onto sulphonated silica glass or lysine-derivatized silica glass to lyse fibrin I clots has been investigated. Clots were formed around the test surface by adding reptilase to fibrinogen solutions in which the surfaces were immersed. Tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) was then added and the extent of clot lysis was determined by measuring the levels of the specific plasmin cleavage product of fibrinogen, B beta 1-42 peptide. The data indicate that in the presence of t-PA, B beta 1-42 generation per mole of bound plasminogen on the lysinized material is approximately two-fold higher than on the sulphonated material. It is concluded that a preformed clot may be lysed by adsorbed plasminogen in the presence of t-PA, and that clot lysis is significantly enhanced when the plasminogen is adsorbed via its lysine binding sites.
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