plasminogen

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protease produced in the kidney that converts plasminogen to plasmin and so initiates fibrinolysis plasminogen activator , urokinase
enzyme produced by some strains of streptococcus that can liquefy blood clots by converting plasminogen to plasmin; used medicinally in some cases of myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism streptokinase
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