These proteins 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 encodes a protein that binds ephrin-A ligands.
ARCC2; Brain-specific kinase; CEK-7; CEK7; CTPA; CTPP1; ECK; eck-like sequence 1; EHK-1; EHK1; EK7; EPH homology kinase 1; EPH-like kinase 7; EPHA5; Ephrin type-A receptor 2; Ephrin type-A receptor 5; Epithelial cell kinase; epithelial cell receptor protein tyrosine kinase; HEK7; receptor protein-tyrosine kinase HEK7; soluble EPHA2 variant 1; TYRO4; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor ECK; tyrosine-protein kinase receptor EHK-1; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor MPK-5; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor SEK-2