Acts as a receptor for urokinase plasminogen activator. Plays a role in localizing and promoting plasmin formation. Mediates the proteolysis-independent signal transduction activation effects of U-PA. It is subject to negative-feedback regulation by U-PA which cleaves it into an inactive form. Monomer (Probable). Interacts with MRC2. Interacts (via the UPAR/Ly6 domains) with SRPX2. Expressed in neurons of the rolandic area of the brain. Expressed in the brain. 3 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Receptor, misc.; Membrane protein, GPI anchor
Cellular Component: endoplasmic reticulum membrane; focal adhesion; extrinsic to membrane; integral to plasma membrane; endoplasmic reticulum lumen; plasma membrane; integral to membrane
Molecular Function: protein domain specific binding; protein binding; U-plasminogen activator receptor activity; enzyme binding; receptor activity; receptor binding
Biological Process: fibrinolysis; cellular protein metabolic process; regulation of proteolysis; attachment of GPI anchor to protein; C-terminal protein lipidation; signal transduction; cell motility; chemotaxis; blood coagulation; post-translational protein modification
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.