This gene belongs to the ephrin receptor subfamily of the protein-tyrosine kinase family. EPH and EPH-related receptors have been implicated in mediating developmental events, particularly in the nervous system. Receptors in the EPH subfamily typically have a single kinase domain and an extracellular region containing a Cys-rich domain and 2 fibronectin type III repeats. The ephrin receptors are divided into 2 groups based on the similarity of their extracellular domain sequences and their affinities for binding ephrin-A and ephrin-B ligands. This gene is expressed in some human cancer cell lines and has been implicated in carcinogenesis.
EPHA1; EPH receptor A1; EphA1 , EPHT, EPHT1; ephrin type-A receptor 1; EPH; hEpha1; oncogene EPH; eph tyrosine kinase 1; soluble EPHA1 variant 1; soluble EPHA1 variant 2; tyrosine-protein kinase receptor EPH; erythropoietin-producing hepatoma receptor; er; EPHA9; protein tyrosine kinase EphA9