Experimentally, vanadium (1 and 2 mM concentrations) enhanced the effects of
heparin (2.5 mU/mL) in prolonging plasma clotting times (Funakoshi et al. 1992).
The mechanism behind this interaction is thought to be inhibition of coagulation
factors such as thrombin and factor Xa.
Funakoshi T, Shimada H, Kojima S, et al. Anticoagulant action of vanadate.
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