Antihemophilic Factor

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Antihemophilic factor (also know as factor VIII) is a protein found in blood plasma which is involved in the blood clotting process. Along with Factor V it is one of the two factors doesn't have enzymatic ability. It acts instead by forming a complex with Factor IXa and Factor X in order to fully activate Factor X. This has the effect of increasing the rate of the clotting reaction[1].

References

  1. 1. SI C, J Hematol A. Factor VIII: structure and function in blood clotting. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 1984 [cited 6 December 2017]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6424437
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