MERTK

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MERTK
Protein MERTK PDB 2dbj.png
Available structures
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Identifiers
Aliases MERTK, MER, RP38, c-mer, Tyro12, c-Eyk, MER proto-oncogene, tyrosine kinase
External IDs MGI: 96965 HomoloGene: 4626 GeneCards: 10461
Genetically Related Diseases
Disease Name References
hepatitis C
multiple sclerosis
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_006343

NM_008587

RefSeq (protein)

NP_006334.2

NP_032613.1

Location (UCSC) Chr 2: 111.9 – 112.03 Mb Chr 2: 128.7 – 128.8 Mb
PubMed search [3] [4]
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Proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase MER is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the MERTK gene.[1][2][3]

This gene is a member of the MER/AXL/TYRO3 receptor kinase family and encodes a transmembrane protein with two fibronectin type-III domains, two Ig-like C2-type (immunoglobulin-like) domains, and one tyrosine kinase domain. Mutations in this gene have been associated with disruption of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) phagocytosis pathway and onset of autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa (RP).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham DK, Dawson TL, Mullaney DL, Snodgrass HR, Earp HS (Oct 1994). "Cloning and mRNA expression analysis of a novel human protooncogene, c-mer". Cell Growth Differ 5 (6): 647–57. PMID 8086340. 
  2. ^ Weier HU, Fung J, Lersch RA (Jun 1999). "Assignment of protooncogene MERTK (a.k.a. c-mer) to human chromosome 2q14.1 by in situ hybridization". Cytogenet Cell Genet 84 (1–2): 91–2. doi:10.1159/000015223. PMID 10343112. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: MERTK c-mer proto-oncogene tyrosine kinase". 

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