a proto-oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinase. Receptor for glial cell line-derived neurotropic factor (GDNF) and its congeners neurturin, persephin and artemin. Part of a multicompetent receptor complex with other membrane-bound ligand-binding GDNF family receptors (aGFRs). Required for development of the kidney and neural crest-derived cell types. Three alternatively spliced isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Protein kinase, TK; Protein kinase, tyrosine (receptor); Kinase, protein; EC 18.104.22.168; TK group; Ret family
Cellular Component: integral to plasma membrane; endosome membrane; receptor complex; lipid raft
Molecular Function: protein binding; protein-tyrosine kinase activity; receptor activity; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase activity; calcium ion binding; ATP binding
Biological Process: caspase activation; regulation of cell adhesion; response to drug; positive regulation of neuron maturation; posterior midgut development; peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; positive regulation of cell size; membrane protein proteolysis; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; MAPKKK cascade; positive regulation of cell adhesion mediated by integrin; response to pain; regulation of axonogenesis; signal transduction; enteric nervous system development; protein amino acid phosphorylation; neuron maturation; ureteric bud development; retina development in camera-type eye; embryonic epithelial tube formation; neuron adhesion; homophilic cell adhesion; neural crest cell migration; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase signaling pathway; positive regulation of cell migration
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.