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What does VKD stand for?

VKD stands for Vitamin K-Dependent (proteins)

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McCann investigated the "essentiality" of known vitamin K-dependent proteins using knockout mutant mice (genetically altered mice that cannot produce the targeted protein).
For more than half a century, physicians have been struggling with the seemingly impossible task of dosing vitamin K-dependent anticoagulants ever since they were demonstrated to be beneficial in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.
of Wisconsin, emeritus) describes the vitamin K-dependent carboxylase, the vitamin K-eposide reductase, a closely associated enzyme, and the identification and function other vitamin K-dependent proteins.
Thromboplastins from different sources and methods of manufacture contain different concentrations and mixtures of components, and this leads to variation in the responsiveness of the reagent; that is, difference in the degree of PT prolongation induced by decreased vitamin K-dependent factor activities.