Y. DawneContent Blogger, Diploma in Journalism, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Content Blogger, Diploma in Journalism, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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.