Studies on Soluble Fibrin Complexes as a Function of pH

Y. Benabid, E. Concord, M. Suscillon
1975 Thrombosis and Haemostasis Vth Congress   unpublished
Purified fibrinogen solutions, incubated with thrombin. CNBr. Sepharose, were subjected to agarose gel chromatography and eluted at different pH (6.5; 7.5; 8.5). Among high molecular weight derivatives formed by thrombin, the major component was a dimer. Gel chromatography at pH 8.5 showed a complexes peak distinct of that from fibrinogen, whereas at pH 6.5, only the fibrinogen peak appeared: fibrin monomer was eluted with fibrinogen as demonstrated by polyacrylamid gel electrophoresis 3.75% pH
more » ... rophoresis 3.75% pH 8.9. SDS urea electrophoresis after reduction indicated that complexes peak contained two α-chains (α and α′). When fibrinogen was incubated with thrombin in the presence of FSF and calcium, several derivatives with higher and higher molecular weights were formed besides the dimer, and elution profiles of chromatography were identical at pH 6.5 and 8.5, thus indicating stable complexes formation. If fibrinogen-fibrin monomer mixture was subjected to FSF action at different pH, no complexes were formed at pH 6.5. These results confirm that at pH 6.5, any association was prevented.
doi:10.1055/s-0039-1689555 fatcat:5xtde3cz4zdwnnu4o3jb4zyr3e