a tyrosine kinase of the ALK family. Plays an important role in the development of the brain and exerts its effects on specific neurons in the nervous system. Translocated and expressed as a fusion protein in anaplastic lymphoma. About one third of large-cell lymphomas are caused by a t(2;5)(p23;q35) translocation that fuses ALK to nucleophosmin (NPM1A). Other cases caused by fusions of ALK to moesin, non-muscle myosin heavy chain 9, clathrin heavy chain and other genes. Several fusions also seen in inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors, and expression has been briefly noted in a range of tumors Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; EC 188.8.131.52; Protein kinase, TK; Kinase, protein; Protein kinase, tyrosine (receptor); TK group; Alk family
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 2p23
Cellular Component: protein complex; integral to plasma membrane
Molecular Function: NF-kappaB-inducing kinase activity; protein binding; protein-tyrosine kinase activity; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase activity; ATP binding
Biological Process: regulation of apoptosis; cell proliferation; peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; activation of MAPK activity; protein amino acid autophosphorylation; neuron development; signal transduction; phosphorylation; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase signaling pathway; activation of NF-kappaB transcription factor
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.