a type I membrane protein of the ephrin family. A ligand of Eph-related receptor tyrosine kinases EphB1 and EphA1. Ephrins and ephrin receptors mediate numerous developmental processes, particularly in the nervous system. Ephrin-B1 may play a role in cell adhesion and functions in the development or maintenance of the nervous system. Binding to its receptor induces the collapse of commissural axons/growth cones in vitro. Induced by TNF-alpha. Expressed in brain, heart, placenta, lung, liver, skeletal muscle, kidney, and pancreas. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Ligand, receptor tyrosine kinase; Membrane protein, integral