Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Is predicted to enable transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of leukocyte apoptotic process; positive regulation of kinase activity; and positive regulation of phagocytosis. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including animal organ development; neutrophil clearance; and protein kinase B signaling. Predicted to be located in several cellular components, including extracellular space; photoreceptor outer segment; and rhabdomere. Predicted to be part of receptor complex. Predicted to be integral component of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; early conceptus; genitourinary system; immune system; and retina. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa 38. Orthologous to human MERTK (MER proto-oncogene, tyrosine kinase).