EphA5 Receptor tyrosine kinase which binds promiscuously GPI-anchored ephrin-A 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. Among GPI-anchored ephrin-A ligands, EFNA5 most probably constitutes the cognate/functional ligand for EPHA5. Functions as an axon guidance molecule during development and may be involved in the development of the retinotectal, entorhino-hippocampal and hippocamposeptal pathways. Together with EFNA5 plays also a role in synaptic plasticity in adult brain through regulation of synaptogenesis. In addition to its function in the nervous system, the interaction of EPHA5 with EFNA5 mediates communication between pancreatic islet cells to regulate glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. Tyr protein kinase family. Ephrin receptor subfamily. Almost exclusively expressed in the nervous system in cortical neurons, cerebellar Purkinje cells and pyramidal neurons within the cortex and hippocampus. Display an increasing gradient of expression from the forebrain to hindbrain and spinal cord. 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
Chromosomal Location of human Ortholog: 4q13.1-q13.2
Cellular Component:  axon; dendrite; external side of plasma membrane; neuronal cell body; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; plasma membrane; rough endoplasmic reticulum
Molecular Function:  ATP binding; ephrin receptor activity; GPI-linked ephrin receptor activity; transmembrane-ephrin receptor activity
Biological Process:  axon guidance; cAMP-mediated signaling; ephrin receptor signaling pathway; hippocampus development; neuron development; peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; positive regulation of CREB transcription factor activity; regulation of actin cytoskeleton organization; regulation of GTPase activity; regulation of insulin secretion involved in cellular response to glucose stimulus
Reference #:  P54756 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: Brain-specific kinase; BSK; CEK7; EHK-1; EHK1; EK7; EPH homology kinase 1; Eph homology kinase-1; EPH receptor A5; EPH-like kinase 7; EPHA5; ephrin receptor EphA5; Ephrin type-A receptor 5; epididymis secretory sperm binding protein; HEK7; receptor protein-tyrosine kinase HEK7; TYRO4; tyrosine-protein kinase receptor EHK-1
Gene Symbols: EPHA5
Molecular weight: 114,803 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 6.53  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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