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.
Brain-specific kinase; CEK-7; CEK7; eck-like sequence 1; EHK-1; EHK1; EK4; EK7; EK8; EPH homology kinase 1; EPH-like kinase 4; EPH-like kinase 7; EPH-like kinase 8; Eph-like tyrosine kinase 1; EPHA5; Ephrin type-A receptor 3; Ephrin type-A receptor 4; Ephrin type-A receptor 5; ETK1; HEK; HEK4; HEK7; HEK8; Human embryo kinase; human embryo kinase 1; receptor protein-tyrosine kinase HEK7; receptor protein-tyrosine kinase HEK8; rEK4; SEK; testicular tissue protein Li 64; TYRO1; TYRO1 protein tyrosine kinase; TYRO4; TYRO4 protein tyrosine kinase; tyrosine-protein kinase receptor EHK-1; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor ETK1; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor MPK-3; tyrosine-protein kinase receptor REK4; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor SEK; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor SEK-1; Tyrosine-protein kinase TYRO1; Tyrosine-protein kinase TYRO4