The F5 gene provides instructions for creating a protein called coagulation factor V. This protein plays a crucial role in the formation of blood clots.

Associated Diseases

Thrombophilia, Factor V Leiden

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  • Factor V Leiden: This is a specific mutation of the F5 gene. Individuals with Factor V Leiden have an increased risk of developing abnormal blood clots, most commonly in the legs or lungs.
  • Symptoms may include:
    • Deep vein thrombosis: Swelling, pain, redness, and warmth in the ankle and feet.
    • Superficial vein thrombosis: Warmth, redness, and tenderness.
    • Pulmonary thrombosis: Shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, and rapid heartbeat.

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