Aliases for PLAT Gene
External Ids for PLAT Gene
This gene encodes tissue-type plasminogen activator, a secreted serine protease which converts the proenzyme plasminogen to plasmin, a fibrinolytic enzyme. Tissue-type plasminogen activator is synthesized as a single chain which is cleaved by plasmin to a two chain disulfide linked protein. This enzyme plays a role in cell migration and tissue remodeling. Increased enzymatic activity causes hyperfibrinolysis, which manifests as excessive bleeding; decreased activity leads to hypofibrinolysis which can result in thrombosis or embolism. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PLAT Gene
PLAT (Plasminogen Activator, Tissue) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PLAT include venous thoracic outlet syndrome and intracranial embolism. Among its related pathways are Signaling by FGFR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include serine-type endopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is HGFAC.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLAT Gene
Converts the abundant, but inactive, zymogen plasminogen to plasmin by hydrolyzing a single Arg-Val bond in plasminogen. By controlling plasmin-mediated proteolysis, it plays an important role in tissue remodeling and degradation, in cell migration and many other physiopathological events. Plays a direct role in facilitating neuronal migration