Bivalirudin Acetate

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NameBivalirudin Acetate
Molecular FormulaC98H138N24O33
Molecular Weight2180.33
Purity (HPLC)99%min
AppearanceWhite powder
Single Impurity(HPLC)1%max
Amino Acid Composition±10% of theoretical
Peptide Content(N%)≥80.0%
Water Content(KF)≤8.0%
Acetate Content(HPLC)≤12%
Mass Balance95.0~105.0%

Bivalirudin directly inhibits thrombin by specifically binding both to the catalytic site and to the anion-binding exosite of circulating and clot-bound thrombin.
Thrombin is a serine proteinase that plays a central role in the thrombotic process, acting to cleave fibrinogen into fibrin monomers and to activate Factor XIII to Factor XIIIa, allowing fibrin to develop a covalently cross-linked framework which stabilizes the thrombus; thrombin also activates Factors V and VIII, promoting further thrombin generation, and activates platelets, stimulating aggregation and granule release.

Jennifer Setchfield