Serum protease that plays an important role in the activation of the complement system via mannose-binding lectin. After activation by auto-catalytic cleavage it cleaves C2 and C4, leading to their activation and to the formation of C3 convertase. Defects in MASP2 are the cause of MASP2 deficiency (MASPD). MASPD is a disorder that results in autoimmune manifestations, recurrent severe infections, and chronic inflammatory disease. Belongs to the peptidase S1 family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 188.8.131.52; Protease; Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide