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What is α- heparin?

 What is α- heparin?

Answer: α- Heparin is sulphate containing acid MPS, an anticoagulant present in liver( produced substantially by mast cells of liver). Also set up in lungs, thymus, spleen, walls of arteries ,  in skin and in small amounts in circulating blood.

 Structurally it's a polymer of sulphated D- glucosamine and either of the two uronic acids D- glucuronic acid or L- iduronic acid.