Protein kinase C (PKC) is a family of serine- and threonine-specific protein kinases that can be activated by calcium and second messenger diacylglycerol. PKC family members phosphorylate a wide variety of protein targets and are known to be involved in diverse cellular signaling pathways. PKC family members also serve as major receptors for phorbol esters, a class of tumor promoters. Each member of the PKC family has a specific expression profile and is believed to play a distinct role in cells.
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Protein Aliases: nPKC-epsilon; PKC e; PKCE; Protein kinase C epsilon type; protein kinase C, epsilon
Gene Aliases: 5830406C15Rik; nPKC-epsilon; PKC[e]; PKCE; Pkcea; PKCepsilon; PRKCE; R75156
Molecular Function: annexin calcium-binding protein calmodulin intracellular calcium-sensing protein kinase non-receptor serine/threonine protein kinase protein kinase transfer/carrier protein transferase