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Fibrinopeptide A

"Fibrinopeptide A" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Two small peptide chains removed from the N-terminal segment of the alpha chains of fibrinogen by the action of thrombin during the blood coagulation process. Each peptide chain contains 18 amino acid residues. In vivo, fibrinopeptide A is used as a marker to determine the rate of conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin by thrombin.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Fibrinopeptide A" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Fibrinopeptide A" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 20 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1991 and 1992 and 1995
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