factor XIII

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Noun1.factor XIII - in the clotting of blood thrombin catalyzes factor XIII into its active form (fibrinase) which causes fibrin to form a stable clot
clotting factor, coagulation factor - any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation
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Coagulation FXIII, also known as fibrin-stabilizing factor, circulates in plasma as a tetramer, requiring calcium and thrombin for activation.
Diagnostic and genetic studies on fibrin-stabilizing factor with a new assay based on amine incorporation.
Cross-linking of a2 plasmin inhibitor and fibronectin to fibrin by fibrin-stabilizing factor.

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