About this Research Topic
The present Research Topic is derived from some the presentations at the Factor XI and the Contact System Standardization Subcommittee (SSC) session of the 62nd annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). The session was a part of the annual conference and it was devoted to the discussion of diagnostic standards, nomenclature and assays related to factor XI, factor XII, prekallikrein, and high molecular weight kininogen of the Contact Activation System. The meeting was held in Montpellier, France, on May 27, 2016. Conference presenters were requested to contribute to this research topic articles that focus on these topics.
Keywords: coagulation, contact system, factor XII, factor XI, prekallikrein, high molecular weight kininogen, bradykinin, kallikrein-kinin system
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