Thrombomodulin (TM) is an endothelial cell surface glycoprotein that is responsible for switching the catalytic activity of thrombin away from fibrinogen cleavage (pro-coagulant) and towards protein C cleavage (anticoagulant). Although TM is a large protein, only the fourth and fifth epidermal growth factor-like (EGF-like) domains are required for anticoagulant function. These two domains must work...
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