• anonymous
Platelets are used for blood clotting Vitamin K are also for blood clotting How are they related?
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  • Rogue
Vitamin k allows certain blood clotting proteins to bind to the membranes of platelets. When these proteins complexes assemble together, they can activate one another and begin clot formations.
  • anonymous
when the blood is exposed to air or friction with a rough surface the blood platelets form with the destroyed cells a proteinic substance called Thromboplastin (enzyme)....the thromboplastin with the help of vitamin k and calcium ions activates prothrombin which is secreted by the liver to form the active Thrombin ( vitamin k also helps the liver to secrete prothrombin)

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