Protective signaling by activated protein C is mechanistically linked to protein C activation on endothelial cells.

Activated protein C (APC) has endothelial barrier protective effects that require binding to endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) and cleavage of protease activated receptor-1 (PAR1) and that may play a role in the anti-inflammatory action of APC. In this study we investigated whether protein C (PC) activation by thrombin on the endothelial cell surface… CONTINUE READING