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ntrk1

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Official Full Name
neurotrophic tyrosine kinase, receptor, type 1
Background
This gene encodes a member of the neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor (NTKR) family. This kinase is a membrane-bound receptor that, upon neurotrophin binding, phosphorylates itself and members of the MAPK pathway. The presence of this kinase leads to cell differentiation and may play a role in specifying sensory neuron subtypes. Mutations in this gene have been associated with congenital insensitivity to pain, anhidrosis, self-mutilating behavior, mental retardation and cancer. Alternate transcriptional splice variants of this gene have been found, but only three have been characterized to date. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Synonyms
NTRK1; neurotrophic tyrosine kinase, receptor, type 1; MTC; TRK; TRK1; TRKA; Trk-A; p140-TrkA; high affinity nerve growth factor receptor; gp140trk; Oncogene TRK; tyrosine kinase receptor A; tropomyosin-related kinase A; TRK1-transforming tyrosine kinase protein; CTRKA; tropomyosin receptor kinase; neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1