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What "clot buster" enzyme removes unneeded clots after healing has occurred during fibrinolysis?





A. Plasmin
B. Fibrin
C. Plasminogen
D. Thrombin

This question is part of A&P II Exam 3 Review
Asked by Bschafer, Last updated: Feb 07, 2019

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Answered on Feb 07, 2019

Plasmin is a crucial enzyme present in the blood that degrades many blood plasma proteins, including fibrin clots. It is an enzyme formed in the circulating system and many extracellular fluids. Plasmin is a clot buster enzyme whose chief role is to dissolve blood clots.

The degradation of fibrin is fibrinolysis. Fibrin forms a mesh that traps red blood cells and platelets. In human beings, the plasmin protein is encoded by the PLG gene. Fibrinolysis is a chemical process that prevents blood clots from growing and becoming problematic.

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bschafer

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Answered on Nov 09, 2017

Plasmin
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