Inhibition of Fibrinolysis by Human Epidermis

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AN inhibitor of fibrinolysis has recently been found in bovine mesothelium1. Recent experiments in our laboratory, using Todd's technique of fibrinolysis autography2 on normal and traumatized human skin (unpublished results), suggested the possibility that human epidermis contains an inhibitor of fibrinolysis. Experiments were therefore designed to determine if inhibition by the epidermis could be demonstrated.

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    Pugatch, E. M. J., and Poole, J. C. F., Nature, 221, 269 (1969).

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    Todd, A. S., Nature, 181, 495 (1958).

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    Kiistala, U., J. Invest. Derm., 50, 129 (1968).

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TURNER, R., KURBAN, A. & RYAN, T. Inhibition of Fibrinolysis by Human Epidermis. Nature 223, 841–842 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223841a0

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