Aliases for F5 Gene
External Ids for F5 Gene
This gene encodes an essential cofactor of the blood coagulation cascade. This factor circulates in plasma, and is converted to the active form by the release of the activation peptide by thrombin during coagulation. This generates a heavy chain and a light chain which are held together by calcium ions. The activated protein is a cofactor that participates with activated coagulation factor X to activate prothrombin to thrombin. Defects in this gene result in either an autosomal recessive hemorrhagic diathesis or an autosomal dominant form of thrombophilia, which is known as activated protein C resistance. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
GeneCards Summary for F5 Gene
F5 (Coagulation Factor V (Proaccelerin, Labile Factor)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with F5 include thrombophilia due to activated protein c resistance and factor v leiden thrombophilia. Among its related pathways are Hemostasis and Formation of Fibrin Clot (Clotting Cascade). GO annotations related to this gene include copper ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is NRP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for F5 Gene
Central regulator of hemostasis. It serves as a critical cofactor for the prothrombinase activity of factor Xa that results in the activation of prothrombin to thrombin