Aliases for MET Gene
External Ids for MET Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MET Gene
The proto-oncogene MET product is the hepatocyte growth factor receptor and encodes tyrosine-kinase activity. The primary single chain precursor protein is post-translationally cleaved to produce the alpha and beta subunits, which are disulfide linked to form the mature receptor. Various mutations in the MET gene are associated with papillary renal carcinoma. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MET Gene
MET (MET Proto-Oncogene, Receptor Tyrosine Kinase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MET include renal cell carcinoma, papillary and deafness, autosomal recessive, 97. Among its related pathways are Regulation of retinoblastoma protein and MicroRNAs in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and protein tyrosine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is RYK.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MET Gene
Receptor tyrosine kinase that transduces signals from the extracellular matrix into the cytoplasm by binding to hepatocyte growth factor/HGF ligand. Regulates many physiological processes including proliferation, scattering, morphogenesis and survival. Ligand binding at the cell surface induces autophosphorylation of MET on its intracellular domain that provides docking sites for downstream signaling molecules. Following activation by ligand, interacts with the PI3-kinase subunit PIK3R1, PLCG1, SRC, GRB2, STAT3 or the adapter GAB1. Recruitment of these downstream effectors by MET leads to the activation of several signaling cascades including the RAS-ERK, PI3 kinase-AKT, or PLCgamma-PKC. The RAS-ERK activation is associated with the morphogenetic effects while PI3K/AKT coordinates prosurvival effects. During embryonic development, MET signaling plays a role in gastrulation, development and migration of muscles and neuronal precursors, angiogenesis and kidney formation. In adults, participates in wound healing as well as organ regeneration and tissue remodeling. Promotes also differentiation and proliferation of hematopoietic cells.
Acts as a receptor for Listeria internalin inlB, mediating entry of the pathogen into cells.
The MET receptor, also known as hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR), is a proto-oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinase. The endogenous ligand for MET is hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF), a disulfide-linked heterodimeric molecule.