EPCR (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All EPCR reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 19 EPCR Antibody, 41 EPCR Gene, 7 EPCR Lysate, 7 EPCR Protein, 3 EPCR qPCR. All EPCR reagents are ready to use.

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EPCR Background

Endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR), also known as activated protein C receptor (APC receptor) or PROCR, is a receptor for Protein C. Protein C plays an important role in many metabolism processes in humans and other animals after activated by binding to Endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR). Because of the EPCR is found primarily on endothelial cells (cells on the inside of blood vessels), activated protein C is found maily near endothelial cells. Protein C is pleiotropic, with two main functions: anticoagulation and cytoprotection. Which function will be performed depend on whether or not protein C remains bind to EPCR after activated. The anticoagulation occurs when it does not. In this case, protein C functions as an anticoagulant by irreversibly proteolytically inactivating Factor Va and Factor VIIIa, turning them into Factor Vi and Factor VIIIi respectively. When still bound to EPCR, activated protein C performs its cytoprotective effects, acting on the effector substrate PAR-1, protease-activated receptor-1. To a degree, APC's anticoagulant properties are independent of its cytoprotective ones, in that expression of one pathway is not affected by the existence of the other.

EPCR References

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  • Esmon CT. ( 2003). The protein C pathway. Chest 124 (3): 26-32.
  • Mosnier LO, et al. (2007)The cytoprotective protein C pathway. Blood. 109: 3161-72.