Heparin, Biology


  1. It is highly sulphated mucopolysaccharide made of alternate units of glucosamine and glucuronic acid.
  2. Heparin is mainly produced by liver and mast cells.
  3. It is most abundant in blood and connective tissue.
  4. The mucopolysaccharide inhibits blood coagulation inside the blood vessels.
  5. It is used as anticoagulant.
  6. Enzyme thrombokinase supresses the activity of heparin.
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