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Thromb Haemost. 1991 Oct 1;66(4):474-8.

PAI-1 plays an important role in the expression of t-PA activity in the euglobulin clot lysis by controlling the concentration of free t-PA.

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Department of Physiology, Hamamatsu University, School of Medicine, Japan.


The antigen levels of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) were assayed in the plasma and in the euglobulin fraction, and their contributions to the euglobulin clot lysis time (ECLT) and t-PA activity were analyzed. Total and free PAI-1 levels in both fractions showed significant positive correlation with ECLT (p less than 0.001), whereas t-PA antigen level did not have a high correlation coefficient with ECLT. t-PA activity showed significant negative correlation with ECLT (p less than 0.001) and positive correlation with free t-PA level (p less than 0.001), which was calculated by the ratio of the concentrations of t-PA-PAI-1 complex and the free PAI-1. Thus free t-PA seems to dissolve the euglobulin clot and its concentration seems to be controlled by the concentration of free PAI-1. These findings were confirmed by the analyses of the effects of C1-inactivator and antibody against t-PA to regular ECLT and kaolin activated ECLT, the latter of which was only inhibited by the addition of C1-inactivator whereas the former was inhibited by anti-t-PA antibody.

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