Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits non-membrane spanning protein tyrosine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including blood vessel morphogenesis; generation of neurons; and regulation of cellular catabolic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including apical plasma membrane; focal adhesion; and lamellipodium. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; eye; genitourinary system; and yolk sac. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in leiomyoma; lung small cell carcinoma; and pulmonary hypertension. Orthologous to human PTK2 (protein tyrosine kinase 2).