What is Blood Plasma(2)?

7 percent to 9 percent of the blood plasma are formed by plasma proteins. Albumins, globulins, and fibrinogen are the 3 types of proteins. The smallest in size is albumins, which account for most of the plasma proteins, is it 60 percent to 80 percent. The osmotic pressure that draws water from the surrounding interstitial fluid into the capillaries is created by albumins, which are formed by liver. This action is essential in maintaining blood volume and pressure.

Globulins are divided into 3 subtypes, they are alpha globulins, beta globulins, and gamma globulins. Formed by the liver, the alpha and beta function to convey lipids and fat-soluble vitamins in the blood. Antibodies formed by lymphocytes (one of the formed elements found in blood and lymphoid tissues) are gamma globulins, which function in immunity.

Only nearly 4 percent of the total plasma proteins are formed by fibrinogen, which is an important clotting factor formed by the liver. Fibrinogen is converted into insoluble threads of fibrin during the process of clot formation. Clotted blood, which is named serum is produced by the fluid, thus, the fluid is otherwise identical to plasma, that does not include fibrinogen.

 

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