Journal article

Fibrinogen heterogeneity in horses

Elise B Russell, Natalie F Courtman, Leilani L Santos, Brett S Tennent-Brown

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Fibrinogen heterogeneity has been observed in humans and can influence fibrinogen measurements when using the modified Clauss assay. We hypothesized that fibrinogen heterogeneity also exists in horses. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether fibrinogen heterogeneity exists in horses. ANIMALS: Five clinically healthy horses from the university equine teaching herd. METHODS: Presumed fibrinogen was purified from pooled citrated plasma and electrophoresis performed. The purified protein was subjected to Western blotting using sheep antiserum against human fibrinogen, and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). RESULTS: Gel electrophoresis of nonreduced equine purified pr..

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