Literature associating PRF1 and myocarditis
Perforin 1 (pore forming protein); Plays a key role in secretory granule-dependent cell death, and in defense against virus-infected or neoplastic cells. Plays an important role in killing other cells that are recognized as non-self by the immune system, e.g. in transplant rejection or some forms of autoimmune disease. Can insert into the membrane of target cells in its calcium-bound form, oligomerize and form large pores. Promotes cytolysis and apoptosis of target cells by facilitating the uptake of cytotoxic granzymes; Belongs to the complement C6/C7/C8/C9 family.
Synonyms: PRF1, PRF1p, hPRF1, P14222, S5RDP5 ...