Date of Award

4-21-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Binghe Wang - Chair

Second Advisor

Zhen Huang

Third Advisor

Gangli Wang

Abstract

Fibrinogen aggregation is the last step in blood coagulation. Inhibition of fibrinogen aggregation could lead to anticoagulation effects. However, there is no good method for the ready evaluation of fibrinogen coagulation. A commonly used path method is slow and requires an expensive instrument. In this project, we have developed a microplate reader and In evaluating inhibitors of fibrinogen coagulations there is no good method. As an important process in hemostasis, fibrinogen coagulation is often detected by micro-plate reader. In our test of fibrinogen coagulation, we improved the observing and analyzing method by using photograph to see concentration-depended effect of thrombin inhibitors on the coagulation. Three known thrombin inhibitors, AEBSF, APMSF and PMSF, were applied to develop the method for detecting the fibrinogen coagulation. The results showed our method is of accuracy in determination of the amount of fibrin when compared with other types of methods.

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