Aliases for EPHA6 Gene
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GeneCards Summary for EPHA6 Gene
EPHA6 (EPH Receptor A6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EPHA6 include Oculoauricular Syndrome and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 9. Among its related pathways are EPH-Ephrin signaling and EPHA forward signaling. Gene Ontology (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 EPHA3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for EPHA6 Gene
Receptor tyrosine kinase which binds promiscuously GPI-anchored ephrin-A family ligands residing on adjacent cells, leading to contact-dependent bidirectional signaling into neighboring cells. The signaling pathway downstream of the receptor is referred to as forward signaling while the signaling pathway downstream of the ephrin ligand is referred to as reverse signaling (By similarity).
Eph receptors are the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and are divided into two subclasses, EphA and EphB. Originally identified as mediators of axon guidance, Eph receptors are implicated in many processes, particularly cancer development and progression.