What is fibrinogen?

Fibrinogen is a protein, present in dissolved form in blood plasma, that is converted into a network of delicate filaments by the action of the enzyme thrombin; the blood cells become entangled in the fibrin network, thus producing coagulation.

Fibrinogen is a glycoprotein complex, produced in the liver, that circulates in the blood of all vertebrates. During tissue and vascular injury, it is converted enzymatically by thrombin to fibrin and then to a fibrin based blood clot. Fibrin…

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