plasma kallikrein

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • plasma kallikrein — [EC 3.4.21.34] a plasma enzyme of the hydrolase class that cleaves HMW kininogen to produce bradykinin; it also activates blood coagulation factors XII and VII and plasminogen. It is formed from prekallikrein by activated coagulation factor XII …   Medical dictionary

  • Kallikrein — Kallikreins (tissue and plasma kallikrein) are peptidases (enzymes that cleave peptide bonds in proteins), a subgroup of the serine protease family.FunctionsThey liberate kinins (BK and KD) from the kininogens. [Oikonomopoulou, K., Hansen, K.K.,… …   Wikipedia

  • Kallikrein — Kal|li|kre|in [griech. kallíkreas = Bauchspeicheldrüse (eigtl. = schönes Fleisch); ↑ in (3)], das; s, e; Syn.: (internat. Freiname:) Kallidinogenase: Sammelbez. für aus inaktiven Vorstufen (Kallikreinogene als Zymogene) proteolytisch freigesetzte …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Plasma thromboplastin antecedent — Bänder /Oberflächenmodell nach PDB  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Plasma Thromboplastin Antecedent — Bänder /Oberflächenmodell nach PDB  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kallikrein — Plasma serine proteases normally present as inactive prekallikreins which are activated by Hagemann factor. Act on kininogens to produce kinins. Contain an apple domain …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • kallikrein — A group of enzymes ( e.g., plasma, tissue, pancreatic, urinary, submandibular k.) that can convert kininogen by proteolysis to bradykinin or kallidin; trypsin and …   Medical dictionary

  • kallikrein — noun Etymology: German, from Greek kallikreas sweetbread, pancreas, from kalli beautiful (from kallos beauty) + kreas flesh more at raw Date: 1930 a hypotensive protease that liberates kinins from blood plasma proteins and is used therapeutically …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kallikrein — n. one of a group of enzymes found in the blood and body fluids that act on certain plasma globulins to produce bradykinin and kallidin. See: kinin …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • kallikrein — ˌkaləˈkrēə̇n, kəˈlik noun ( s) Etymology: German, from Greek kallikreas sweetbread, pancreas (from kalli calli + kreas flesh) + German in; from its production by the …   Useful english dictionary

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