This gene encodes a vitamin K-dependent plasma glycoprotein. The encoded protein is cleaved to its activated form by the thrombin-thrombomodulin complex. This activated form contains a serine protease domain and functions in degradation of the activated forms of coagulation factors V and VIII. Mutations in this gene have been associated with thrombophilia due to protein C deficiency, neonatal purpura fulminans, and recurrent venous thrombosis.[provided by RefSeq, Dec 2009].
Synonyms: Protein C, Anticoagulant protein C, Autoprothrombin IIA, Blood coagulation factor XIV, EC 188.8.131.52, PC, PROC, PROC1, Vitamin K dependent protein C precursor, APC, EC 184.108.40.206, PC, proC, PROC_HUMAN, Protein C inactivator of coagulation factors Va and VIIIa, Vitamin K dependent protein C, Vitamin K-dependent protein C, Vitamin K-dependent protein C light chain.