Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables platelet-derived growth factor-activated receptor activity and signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of intracellular signal transduction; protein phosphorylation; and vasculature development. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including animal organ development; response to ceramide; and ruffle assembly. Located in cell surface; cytoplasm; and ruffle. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; extraembryonic component; genitourinary system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Used to study basal ganglia calcification; infantile myofibromatosis; myeloproliferative neoplasm; and severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in basal ganglia calcification; glioblastoma; infantile myofibromatosis; myeloproliferative neoplasm (multiple); and renal cell carcinoma. Orthologous to human PDGFRB (platelet derived growth factor receptor beta).