Autohydrolysis of blood factor XII (FXII + FXIIa → 2 FXIIa) is found to be a facile reaction in neat-buffer buffer solutions of FXII but an insignificant reaction in the presence of plasma proteins. Autohydrolysis causes a chromogenic assay for FXIIa in buffer solution to strongly deviate from the traditional plasma-coagulation assay. Autohydrolysis can be accommodated by performing chromogenic detection of FXIIa as a rate assay in swamping concentrations of FXII. Rate-assay results performed in this way are shown to be in analytical agreement with the plasma-coagulation assay. Autohydrolysis can be used as a means of amplifying FXIIa produced by contacting neat-buffer solutions of FXII with biomaterials, suggesting a route to highly sensitive measurement of biomaterial hemocompatibility.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Oct 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Mechanics of Materials