Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits activin binding activity; transforming growth factor beta binding activity; and transmembrane receptor protein serine/threonine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including chordate embryonic development; circulatory system development; and gastrulation. Localizes to the apical part of cell and integral component of plasma membrane. Used to study fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; embryo mesenchyme; male reproductive gland or organ; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human ACVR1 (activin A receptor type 1).