Proteins produced and secreted by the liver

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The liver plays the major role in producing proteins that are secreted into the blood, including major plasma proteins, factors in hemostasis and fibrinolysis, carrier proteins, hormones, prohormones and apolipoproteins:

Major plasma proteins[edit]

Factors in hemostasis and fibrinolysis[edit]

Carrier proteins[edit]

Hormones[edit]

Prohormones[edit]

  • Angiotensinogen, when converted to angiotensin causes vasoconstriction and release of aldosterone, in effect increasing blood pressure

Apolipoproteins[edit]

References[edit]

General reference for the list of included substances (but not their functions):

  • Table 45-4 in: Walter F., PhD. Boron (2003). Medical Physiology: A Cellular And Molecular Approaoch. Elsevier/Saunders. p. 1300. ISBN 1-4160-2328-3. 

Other:

  1. ^ Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology. Paperback: 384 pages. Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; (July 1, 2007). Language: English. ISBN 978-0-7817-9543-2. Page 182