"Prekallikrein" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A plasma protein which is the precursor of kallikrein. Plasma that is deficient in prekallikrein has been found to be abnormal in thromboplastin formation, kinin generation, evolution of a permeability globulin, and plasmin formation. The absence of prekallikrein in plasma leads to Fletcher factor deficiency, a congenital disease.
- Plasma Prokallikrein
- Prokallikrein, Plasma
- Fletcher Factor
- Factor, Fletcher
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Prekallikrein" by people in Profiles.
Peptidoglycan induces disseminated intravascular coagulation in baboons through activation of both coagulation pathways. Blood. 2018 08 23; 132(8):849-860.