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Ryk

Official Full Name
receptor-like tyrosine kinase
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is an atypical member of the family of growth factor receptor protein tyrosine kinases, differing from other members at a number of conserved residues in the activation and nucleotide binding domains. This gene product belongs to a subfamily whose members do not appear to be regulated by phosphorylation in the activation segment. It has been suggested that mediation of biological activity by recruitment of a signaling-competent auxiliary protein may occur through an as yet uncharacterized mechanism. Two alternative splice variants have been identified, encoding distinct isoforms.
Synonyms
RYK; receptor-like tyrosine kinase; JTK5A, JTK5A protein tyrosine kinase , RYK receptor like tyrosine kinase; tyrosine-protein kinase RYK; D3S3195; JTK5; RYK1; hydroxyaryl-protein kinase; JTK5A protein tyrosine kinase; RYK receptor-like tyrosine kinase; wu:fb37b12; wu:fi05b06; zgc:158381

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