Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables hepatocyte growth factor-activated receptor activity. Involved in cell surface receptor signaling pathway; modulation of chemical synaptic transmission; and positive chemotaxis. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including animal organ development; regulation of cellular response to stress; and regulation of cytokine production. Located in membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; branchial arch; central nervous system; genitourinary system; and limb. Used to study Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; autism spectrum disorder; breast cancer; and gestational diabetes. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autistic disorder; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 97; carcinoma (multiple); and multiple myeloma. Orthologous to human MET (MET proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase).