"Fibrinogen" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Plasma glycoprotein clotted by thrombin, composed of a dimer of three non-identical pairs of polypeptide chains (alpha, beta, gamma) held together by disulfide bonds. Fibrinogen clotting is a sol-gel change involving complex molecular arrangements: whereas fibrinogen is cleaved by thrombin to form polypeptides A and B, the proteolytic action of other enzymes yields different fibrinogen degradation products.
- Blood Coagulation Factor I
- Coagulation Factor I
- Factor I, Coagulation
- Factor I
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