Antitrombin III

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A Antithrombin molecule; B Antithrombin with bound heparin Antithrombin III is a glycoprotein formed in the liver. It is an anticoagulant agent that inactivates thrombin and some other coagulation factors (IX, X, XI and XII). The anticoagulant effect of antithrombin III increases many times in the presence of heparin, with which antithrombin III forms complexes.

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  • ŠVÍGLEROVÁ, Jitka. Antitrombin III [online]. Poslední revize 2009-02-18, [cit. 2010-11-11].