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What are antiphospholipid antibodies?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 01/14/2021

Antiphospholipid antibodies are antibodies whose action is to attack phospholipids, proteins in the membrane of blood cells. When the antibodies attack the phospholipids, a hypercoagulable situation occurs, i.e. an excess of blood coagulation.

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 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).