Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits hepatocyte growth factor-activated receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; cell surface receptor signaling pathway; and positive regulation of MAPK cascade. Localizes to 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).