ALK7 Serine/threonine protein kinase which forms a receptor complex on ligand binding. The receptor complex consisting of 2 type II and 2 type I transmembrane serine/threonine kinases. Type II receptors phosphorylate and activate type I receptors which autophosphorylate, then bind and activate SMAD transcriptional regulators, SMAD2 and SMAD3. Receptor for activin AB, activin B and NODAL. Plays a role in cell differentiation, growth arrest and apoptosis. Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. TKL Ser/Thr protein kinase family. TGFB receptor subfamily. 4 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC; Kinase, protein; Membrane protein, integral; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (receptor); Protein kinase, TKL; STKR family; TKL group; Type1 subfamily
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 2q24.1
Cellular Component:  activin receptor complex; integral component of plasma membrane; plasma membrane; receptor complex
Molecular Function:  activin binding; activin receptor activity, type I; ATP binding; growth factor binding; metal ion binding; nodal binding; protein serine/threonine kinase activity; SMAD binding; transforming growth factor beta receptor activity, type I; transforming growth factor beta-activated receptor activity
Biological Process:  activin receptor signaling pathway; apoptotic nuclear changes; cell differentiation; lipid storage; negative regulation of chorionic trophoblast cell proliferation; negative regulation of insulin secretion; negative regulation of trophoblast cell migration; nodal signaling pathway; pattern specification process; positive regulation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process; protein amino acid phosphorylation; response to dietary excess; response to glucose stimulus; response to insulin stimulus; transforming growth factor beta receptor signaling pathway
Reference #:  Q8NER5 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: activin A receptor, type IC; Activin receptor type IC; Activin receptor type-1C; Activin receptor-like kinase 7; ACTR-IC; ACV1C; ACVR1C; ACVRLK7; ALK-7; ALK7
Gene Symbols: ACVR1C
Molecular weight: 54,871 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 8.22  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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