plasmin

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plas·min

 (plăz′mĭn)
n.
A proteolytic enzyme that is formed from plasminogen in blood plasma and dissolves the fibrin in blood clots. Also called fibrinolysin.

plasmin

(ˈplæzmɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a proteolytic enzyme that causes fibrinolysis in blood clots

plas•min

(ˈplæz mɪn)

n.
an enzyme in the blood that dissolves blood clots by breaking down fibrin. Also called fibrinolysin.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.plasmin - an enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
plasminogen - an inactive form of plasmin that occurs in plasma and is converted to plasmin by organic solvents
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While chronic therapy with attenuated androgens or plasmin inhibitors has been the mainstay of HAE therapy, many new therapies for prophylaxis and acute treatment are on the horizon.
Structure of an anti-plasmin inhibitor, eckol, isolated from the brown alga ecklonia kurome okamura and inhibitory activities of its derivatives on plasmin inhibitors.
The activity of this enzyme is controlled by certain inhibitors, such as plasmin inhibitors or inhibitors of plasminogen activators, that inhibit the activity of plasminogen activators so that plasminogen cannot be converted into plasmin.