Urokinase

Urokinase is an enzyme extracted from human urine or produced by culture of fetal kidney cells. In contrast with streptokinase, it is non-antigenic and its use is not associated with allergic reactions. Owing to its greater affinity for fibrin, it should lead to less systemic activation of plasminogen. Urokinase causes direct activation of plasminogen to form plasmin and has a half-life of 14 ± 6 min with 2 to 5 per cent of the dose recovered in the urine and 5 to 8 per cent in the bile. Urokinase forms a urokinase-serum protein complex which retains the biological activity of urokinase. Cost is the main reason limiting its use for clearing thrombosed vascular lines.

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