A snake-derived disintegrin (q.v.).
[fr. Bitis, genus of source viper, + G. istēmi, to check, arrest, + -in]
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bitistatinAn 83-amino acid disintegrin-type polypeptide from Bitis arietans venom, which binds avidly to the glycoprotein IIb/IIa receptor on platelets and is useful for molecular imaging of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms.
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