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dc.contributor.advisorKemp, Graham
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Joan
dc.coverage.spatial107 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractA purification method to obtain a fibrinogen preparation with a high proportion of intact molecules and free from contaminating plasminogen and Factor XIII was developed. Such fibrinogen preparations were used in cross-linking and plasmin-digestion studies to investigate the possible involvement of the carboxyl terminal regions of the A-chain in a high affinity calcium-binding site. The results of these investigations gave no evidence to support such a role for the carboxyl terminals of the A-chains. Highly intact fibrinogen preparations were also used in experiments to re-assess the number of high affinity calcium-binding sites in the molecule. The technique of flow dialysis was employed. Results from these experiments were in agreement with previously published data that there are three high affinity calcium-binding sites in fibrinogen. Indirect evidence was obtained which suggests that the chelator EGTA binds to the fibrinogen molecule.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.titleThe high affinity calcium binding sites in fibrinogenen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)en_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US

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