Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
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 apical part of cell and integral component of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; embryo mesenchyme; male reproductive gland or organ; and sensory organ. Used to study fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Orthologous to human ACVR1 (activin A receptor type 1).