Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable several functions, including GPI-linked ephrin receptor activity; nerve growth factor binding activity; and nerve growth factor receptor activity. Involved in axonogenesis involved in innervation; negative regulation of neuron apoptotic process; and sympathetic nervous system development. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including behavioral response to formalin induced pain; nerve growth factor signaling pathway; and nervous system development. Located in axon; cell surface; and endosome. Is expressed in several structures, including branchial arch; gonad; nervous system; sensory organ; and trunk. Used to study hereditary sensory neuropathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease; hereditary sensory neuropathy; hereditary sensory neuropathy type 4; and schizophrenia. Orthologous to human NTRK1 (neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase 1).