EPHA8

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Ephrin type-A receptor 8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the EPHA8 gene.[1][2]

Function

This gene encodes a member of 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. The protein encoded by this gene functions as a receptor for ephrin A2, A3 and A5 and plays a role in short-range contact-mediated axonal guidance during development of the mammalian nervous system.[2]

Interactions

EPHA8 has been shown to interact with FYN.[3]

References

  1. Chan J, Watt VM (Aug 1991). "eek and erk, new members of the eph subclass of receptor protein-tyrosine kinases". Oncogene. 6 (6): 1057–61. PMID 1648701.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Entrez Gene: EPHA8 EPH receptor A8".
  3. Choi S, Park S (Sep 1999). "Phosphorylation at Tyr-838 in the kinase domain of EphA8 modulates Fyn binding to the Tyr-615 site by enhancing tyrosine kinase activity". Oncogene. 18 (39): 5413–22. doi:10.1038/sj.onc.1202917. PMID 10498895.

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