Background: Plasminogen is a blood plasma glycoprotein of molecular weight about
92,000 Daltons. Physiologically, it incorporates into blood clots and after its activation by plasminogen
activators to plasmin can perform a fibrinolytic function. Microplasmin is truncate polypeptide chain
derivate of plasmin may be increase the fibrinolytic activity.
Objective: To study the amino acid sequence of two polypeptides chains derivate to the plasminogen
with fibrinolytic activity.
Methods: The two polypeptides chains were prepared by isoelectric precipitation of human plasma in
sodium borate buffer. The sample in a second step was subjected to affinity and ionic interchange
chromatography and denaturalized electrophoresis was carried out on the sample previous heat 70ºC.
Results: Two polypeptide chains of 29.000 and 35.000 Daltons by autolysis controlled were obtained
with 25 UI of fibrinolytic activity in fibrin plate.
Conclusion: Microplasmin was obtained with cleavage in different amino acid bounds and rearrangement
of amino acids by autolysis with controlled alkaline precipitation.