Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have non-membrane spanning protein tyrosine kinase activity and signaling receptor binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including cell surface receptor signaling pathway; peptidyl-tyrosine autophosphorylation; and positive regulation of insulin secretion. Predicted to localize to the extrinsic component of cytoplasmic side of plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 11 and systemic lupus erythematosus. Is expressed in several structures, including 2-cell stage embryo; central nervous system; ileum; male reproductive gland or organ; and peripheral nervous system. Orthologous to human BLK (BLK proto-oncogene, Src family tyrosine kinase).