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THE XI FACTOR

Clotting, hypertension, inflammation linked

By Anette Breindl
Senior Science Editor

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Factor XI, a coagulation factor that is part of the intrinsic blood clotting pathway, is part of a newly discovered circuit that links coagulation, inflammation and hypertension. Researchers described the circuit, which breaks ground scientifically as well as offering potential therapeutic strategies to treat often-co-morbid diseases, in the Feb. 1, 2017, issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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