This gene encodes a member of the neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) family. This kinase is a membrane-bound receptor that, upon neurotrophin binding, phosphorylates itself and members of the MAPK pathway. Signalling through this kinase leads to cell differentiation and may play a role in the development of proprioceptive neurons that sense body position. Mutations in this gene have been associated with medulloblastomas, secretory breast carcinomas and other cancers.
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Protein Aliases: ETS related protein-neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase fusion protein; ETV6-NTRK3 fusion; gp145(trkC); GP145-TrkC; neural receptor protein-tyrosine kinase (trkC); Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 3; neurotrophic tyrosine kinase, receptor, type 3; neurotrophin-3; NT-3 growth factor receptor; Trk-C; TRKC; TrkC tyrosine kinase; tyrosine kinase receptor C
Gene Aliases: AW125844; gp145(trkC); GP145-TrkC; NTRK3; Ntrk3_tv3; TRKC