Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits peptidase activity. Involved in liver development; negative regulation of blood coagulation; and regulation of circulating fibrinogen levels. Predicted to localize to the Golgi apparatus; endoplasmic reticulum; and extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including antiphospholipid syndrome; artery disease (multiple); placental abruption; protein C deficiency; and toxic shock syndrome. Is expressed in embryo; liver; and liver lobe. Orthologous to human PROC (protein C, inactivator of coagulation factors Va and VIIIa).