Alteplase

Tissue-type plasminogen activator precursor tPA t-PA t-plasminogen activator

Description

Alteplase is a recombinant human tissue-type plasminogen activator, a glycoprotein, which activates plasminogen directly to plasmin. Once bound to fibrin, it is activated, inducing the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin leading to the dissolution of the fibrin clot.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Alteplase
B Blood and blood forming organs → B01 Antithrombotic agents → B01A Antithrombotic agents → B01AD Enzymes
Alteplase
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01X Other ophthalmologicals → S01XA Other ophthalmologicals

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