Protein Kinase C Epsilon type is a member of the serine- and threonine-specific protein kinase family that can be activated by calcium and the second messenger diacylglycerol. Protein Kinase C Epsilon contains these domains: one AGC-kinase C-terminal domain, one C2 domain, one protein kinase domain and two phorbol-ester/DAG-type zinc fingers. Protein Kinase C Epsilon phosphorylate a variety of protein targets and has been identified to participate in diverse cellular signaling pathways. It has many different cellular functions, such as neuron channel activation, apoptosis, cardioprotection from ischemia, heat shock response, as well as insulin exocytosis. Protein Kinase C Epsilon also serves as the receptor for phorbol esters, a class of tumor promoters.