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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Aoki, "Cross-linking of [alpha]2-plasmin inhibitor to fibrin by fibrin-stabilizing factor," Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol.
Coagulation FXIII, also known as fibrin-stabilizing factor, circulates in plasma as a tetramer, requiring calcium and thrombin for activation.
(14.) Factor XIII is fibrin-stabilizing factor. It crosslinks

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