Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits brain-derived neurotrophic factor binding activity and brain-derived neurotrophic factor-activated receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including modulation of chemical synaptic transmission; neurogenesis; and positive regulation of macromolecule metabolic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including early endosome; postsynaptic density; and postsynaptic membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; future brain; genitourinary system; and nervous system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease; autistic disorder; early infantile epileptic encephalopathy 58; major depressive disorder; and morbid obesity. Orthologous to human NTRK2 (neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase 2).