Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The inactive precursor of the enzyme plasmin, present in blood.
- ‘This is performed largely by the enzyme plasmin, generated from its inactive precursor, plasminogen.’
- ‘Tissue plasminogen activator and, to a lesser degree, urokinase are serine proteases which convert plasminogen to plasmin.’
- ‘Within the fibrinolytic system, plasmin is generated from plasminogen by tissue plasminogen activator, which upon activation lyses fibrin clots.’
- ‘The Borrelia need plasminogen from human blood to migrate to the tick's salivary glands and then infect the human.’
- ‘It produces an antifibrinolytic effect through the reversible blockade of lysine binding sites on plasminogen molecules.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.