Definition of protein C
: a vitamin K-dependent glycoprotein that in its activated form is involved in preventing blood clot formation through the proteolytic inactivation of factors V and VIII and that plays a role in inhibiting inflammation, promoting endothelial cell apoptosis, and maintaining permeability of blood vessel walls The activated protein C system is one of the hemostatic checks and balances that inhibit coagulation.— Jan P. Vandenbroucke et al.
Note: A deficiency of protein C is associated with an increased risk of venous thrombosis.— see protein s
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