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Vascular anticoagulant

vascular anticoagulant --> annexin

(Science: protein) group of calcium-binding proteins that interact with acidic membrane phospholipids in membranes. They contain 4 or 8 repeats of a 61 amino acid domain that folds into 5 a helices.

Also known by several other names (e.g. Lipocortins, endonexins), reflecting the history of their discovery in different contexts.

See: lipocortin, endonexin I & II, calpactin, p70 and calelectrin.


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