EphB2 Receptor tyrosine kinase which binds promiscuously transmembrane ephrin-B family ligands residing on adjacent cells, leading to contact-dependent bidirectional signaling into neighboring cells. The signaling pathway downstream of the receptor is referred to as forward signaling while the signaling pathway downstream of the ephrin ligand is referred to as reverse signaling. Functions in axon guidance during development. Involved in the guidance of commissural axons, that form a major interhemispheric connection between the 2 temporal lobes of the cerebral cortex. Also involved in guidance of contralateral inner ear efferent growth cones at the midline and of retinal ganglion cell axons to the optic disk. In addition to axon guidance, also regulates dendritic spines development and maturation and stimulates the formation of excitatory synapses. Upon activation by EFNB1, abolishes the ARHGEF15-mediated negative regulation on excitatory synapse formation. Controls other aspects of development including angiogenesis, palate development and in inner ear development through regulation of endolymph production. Forward and reverse signaling through the EFNB2/EPHB2 complex regulate movement and adhesion of cells that tubularize the urethra and septate the cloaca. May function as a tumor suppressor. Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. Tyr protein kinase family. Ephrin receptor subfamily. Brain, heart, lung, kidney, placenta, pancreas, liver and skeletal muscle. Preferentially expressed in fetal brain. 3 alternatively spliced human isoforms have been reported. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC; Eph family; Kinase, protein; Membrane protein, integral; Protein kinase, TK; Protein kinase, tyrosine (receptor); TK group; Tumor suppressor
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 4 D3|4 69.0 cM
Cellular Component:  axon; cell projection; dendrite; glutamatergic synapse; integral component of membrane; integral component of plasma membrane; integral component of postsynaptic membrane; integral component of presynaptic membrane; membrane; neuron projection; neuronal cell body; nucleus; plasma membrane; receptor complex; synapse
Molecular Function:  amyloid-beta binding; ATP binding; axon guidance receptor activity; ephrin receptor activity; identical protein binding; kinase activity; nucleotide binding; protein binding; protein kinase activity; protein tyrosine kinase activity; protein-containing complex binding; signaling receptor activity; signaling receptor binding; transferase activity; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase activity; transmembrane-ephrin receptor activity
Biological Process:  angiogenesis; animal organ morphogenesis; axon guidance; axonal fasciculation; camera-type eye morphogenesis; cell morphogenesis; central nervous system projection neuron axonogenesis; commissural neuron axon guidance; corpus callosum development; dendritic spine development; dendritic spine morphogenesis; ephrin receptor signaling pathway; inactivation of MAPKK activity; inner ear morphogenesis; learning; learning or memory; multicellular organism development; negative regulation of axonogenesis; negative regulation of ERK1 and ERK2 cascade; negative regulation of NMDA glutamate receptor activity; negative regulation of protein phosphorylation; negative regulation of Ras protein signal transduction; nervous system development; neuron projection retraction; optic nerve morphogenesis; peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; phosphorylation; positive regulation of gene expression; positive regulation of long-term neuronal synaptic plasticity; positive regulation of long-term synaptic potentiation; positive regulation of NMDA glutamate receptor activity; positive regulation of protein localization to plasma membrane; positive regulation of synapse assembly; positive regulation of synaptic plasticity; postsynaptic membrane assembly; protein phosphorylation; regulation of axonogenesis; regulation of body fluid levels; regulation of neuronal synaptic plasticity; regulation of synapse assembly; retinal ganglion cell axon guidance; roof of mouth development; trans-synaptic signaling by trans-synaptic complex, modulating synaptic transmission; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase signaling pathway; urogenital system development
Reference #:  P54763 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: Cek5; Drt; Eph receptor B2; Ephb2; EphB2/CTF1; EphB2/CTF2; Ephrin type-B receptor 2; Epth3; Erk; ETECK; Hek5; Neural kinase; Nuk; Nuk receptor tyrosine kinase; OTTMUSP00000010323; Prk; Prkm5; Qek5; Sek; Sek3; Tyr; Tyro5; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor EPH-3; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor SEK-3
Gene Symbols: Ephb2
Molecular weight: 109,899 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 5.49  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
CST Pathways:  Tyrosine Kinases & Substrates
Protein-Specific Antibodies, siRNAs or Recombinant Proteins from Cell Signaling Technology® Total Proteins
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