Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables SMAD binding activity; transforming growth factor beta binding activity; and transforming growth factor beta-activated receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; circulatory system development; and positive regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition involved in endocardial cushion formation. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including animal organ development; cell surface receptor signaling pathway; and positive regulation of tolerance induction. Located in external side of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; early conceptus; embryo mesenchyme; and genitourinary system. Used to study DiGeorge syndrome; Loeys-Dietz syndrome; cleft soft palate; and prostate cancer. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Loeys-Dietz syndrome 2; Marfan syndrome; gastrointestinal system cancer (multiple); hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer type 6; and pancreatic cancer. Orthologous to human TGFBR2 (transforming growth factor beta receptor 2).