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A tissue plasminogen activator is what?
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
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In brief: Fibrinolytic
Tissue plasminogen activator (tpa) is a serine protease (enzyme) that catalyzes the reaction that converts plasminogen to plasmin.
Plasmin is responsible for breaking down blood clots by cleaving molecules of fibrin, creating "fibrin degradation products".

In brief: Fibrinolytic
Tissue plasminogen activator (tpa) is a serine protease (enzyme) that catalyzes the reaction that converts plasminogen to plasmin.
Plasmin is responsible for breaking down blood clots by cleaving molecules of fibrin, creating "fibrin degradation products".
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