Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits protein tyrosine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; nervous system development; and positive regulation of signal transduction. Localizes to GABA-ergic synapse; glutamatergic synapse; and integral component of synaptic membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; early conceptus; embryo ectoderm; heart; and mammary gland primordium. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 19 and colorectal cancer. Orthologous to human ERBB4 (erb-b2 receptor tyrosine kinase 4).