On ligand binding, forms a receptor complex consisting of two type II and two type I transmembrane serine/threonine kinases. Type II receptors phosphorylate and activate type I receptors which autophosphorylate, then bind and activate SMAD transcriptional regulators. Receptor for activin. May be involved for left-right pattern formation during embryogenesis. Interacts with FKBP1A. Interacts with FCHO1. Expressed in normal parenchymal cells, endothelial cells, fibroblasts and tumor-derived epithelial cells. Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. TKL Ser/Thr protein kinase family. TGFB receptor subfamily. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (receptor); Protein kinase, TKL; EC 220.127.116.11; Membrane protein, integral; Kinase, protein; TKL group; STKR family; Type1 subfamily
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 2q23-q24
Cellular Component: apical part of cell; integral to plasma membrane; activin receptor complex
Molecular Function: protein homodimerization activity; metal ion binding; peptide hormone binding; transmembrane receptor protein serine/threonine kinase activity; protein kinase activity; protein serine/threonine kinase activity; protein binding; activin receptor activity, type I; transforming growth factor beta binding; transforming growth factor beta receptor activity, type I; activin binding; SMAD binding; ATP binding; receptor signaling protein serine/threonine kinase activity
Biological Process: positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; activin receptor signaling pathway; protein amino acid phosphorylation; germ cell development; BMP signaling pathway; transforming growth factor beta receptor signaling pathway; neural crest cell migration; pharyngeal system development; in utero embryonic development; peptidyl-threonine phosphorylation; gastrulation with mouth forming second; positive regulation of bone mineralization; negative regulation of signal transduction; patterning of blood vessels; positive regulation of osteoblast differentiation; negative regulation of activin receptor signaling pathway; mesoderm formation; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; smooth muscle cell differentiation; regulation of skeletal muscle development; regulation of ossification; determination of left/right symmetry; acute inflammatory response; urogenital system development; G1/S transition of mitotic cell cycle
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.