The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the subtilisin-like proprotein convertase family. The members of this family are proprotein convertases that process latent precursor proteins into their biologically active products. This encoded protein is a type I proinsulin-processing enzyme that plays a key role in regulating insulin biosynthesis. It is also known to cleave proopiomelanocortin, prorenin, proenkephalin, prodynorphin, prosomatostatin and progastrin. Mutations in this gene are thought to cause obesity. This encoded protein is associated with carcinoid tumors. The use of alternate polyadenylation sites has been found for this gene. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described for this gene but their full length nature is not known.
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BMIQ12; NEC 1; NEC1; Neuroendocrine convertase 1; PC1; Prohormone convertase 1; prohormone convertase 3; Proprotein convertase 1; SPC3