What does coagulase mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coagulase(noun)

    an enzyme that induces coagulation


  1. coagulase(Noun)

    Any enzyme that induces coagulation

  2. coagulase(Noun)

    Specifically, the enzyme produced by various Staphylococcus species that converts fibrinogen to fibrin


  1. Coagulase

    Coagulase is a protein enzyme produced by several microorganisms that enables the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin. In the laboratory, it is used to distinguish between different types of Staphylococcus isolates. Importantly, S. aureus is coagulase-positive, meaning that coagulase negativity excludes S. aureus. It is also produced by Yersinia pestis. Coagulase reacts with prothrombin in the blood. The resulting complex is called staphylothrombin, which enables the enzyme protease to convert fibrinogen to fibrin. This results in clotting of the blood. Coagulase is tightly bound to the surface of the bacterium S. aureus and can coat its surface with fibrin upon contact with blood. It has been proposed that fibrin-coated staphylococci resist phagocytosis, making the bacteria more virulent. Bound coagulase is part of the larger family of MSCRAMM.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Coagulase

    Enzymes that cause coagulation in plasma by forming a complex with human PROTHROMBIN. Coagulases are produced by certain STAPHYLOCOCCUS and YERSINIA PESTIS. Staphylococci produce two types of coagulase: Staphylocoagulase, a free coagulase that produces true clotting of plasma, and Staphylococcal clumping factor, a bound coagulase in the cell wall that induces clumping of cells in the presence of fibrinogen.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coagulase in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coagulase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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