World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0005095347
Reproduction Date:

Title: Anistreplase  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Clopidogrel, List of MeSH codes (D08), APSAC, Beecham Group, List of drugs: An-Ap
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Clinical data
Trade names Eminase
Pharmacokinetic data
Biological half-life 90 minutes
CAS Registry Number  Y
ATC code B01
DrugBank  Y
Chemical data
Molecular mass approx. 131,000 g/mol

Anistreplase is a thrombolytic drug.[1][2][3]

Anistreplase has been developed by Beecham as Eminase. It is also known as anisoylated plasminogen streptokinase activator complex (APSAC)


It is a complex of purified human plasminogen and bacterial streptokinase that has been acylated to protect the enzyme's active site. When the drug is administered, the acyl group gets hydrolyzed, thereby freeing the activator complex. It converts plasminogen to plasmin, which in turn degrades fibrin (blood clots) to fibrin split products.


  1. ^ Rawles J (January 1996). "Magnitude of benefit from earlier thrombolytic treatment in acute myocardial infarction: new evidence from Grampian region early anistreplase trial (GREAT)". BMJ 312 (7025): 212–5.  
  2. ^ Hannaford P, Vincent R, Ferry S, Hirsch S, Kay C (April 1995). "Assessment of the practicality and safety of thrombolysis with anistreplase given by general practitioners". Br J Gen Pract 45 (393): 175–9.  
  3. ^ Rawles J, Light J (October 1993). "Loss of quality adjusted days as a trial endpoint: effect of early thrombolytic treatment in suspected myocardial infarction. Grampion Region Early Anistreplase Trial (GREAT)". J Epidemiol Community Health 47 (5): 377–381.  

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.