a receptor tyrosine kinase that may function as a signal transducer between specific cell types of mesodermal origin. Interacts with SKP1. Overexpression in tissue culture causes oncogenic transformation. Overexpressed in several cancers including thyroid, ovarian, gastric, ER+ breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia, where it is associated with poor prognosis. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Protein kinase, TK; Membrane protein, integral; Protein kinase, tyrosine (receptor); Kinase, protein; EC 220.127.116.11; TK group; Axl family
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 19q13.1
Cellular Component: extracellular space; cell surface; integral to plasma membrane; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: protein binding; phosphatidylserine binding; protein heterodimerization activity; protein-tyrosine kinase activity; phosphoinositide 3-kinase binding; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase activity; ATP binding; myosin heavy chain binding
Biological Process: peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; cell maturation; neuron migration; signal transduction; positive regulation of natural killer cell differentiation; erythrocyte homeostasis; ovulation cycle; natural killer cell differentiation; negative regulation of interferon-gamma production; protein kinase B signaling cascade; negative regulation of neuron apoptosis; inflammatory response; secretion by cell; forebrain cell migration; negative regulation of lymphocyte activation; platelet activation; organ regeneration; vagina development; negative regulation of tumor necrosis factor production; phagocytosis; positive regulation of protein kinase B signaling cascade; cellular response to extracellular stimulus; innate immune response; blood vessel remodeling; spermatogenesis; vascular endothelial growth factor receptor signaling pathway; positive regulation of cytokine and chemokine mediated signaling pathway; apoptotic cell clearance
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.