Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 6.0.0)
Predicted to enable transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including neutrophil clearance; phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/protein kinase B signal transduction; and substrate adhesion-dependent cell spreading. Predicted to be located in cytoplasm; extracellular space; and photoreceptor outer segment. Predicted to be part of receptor complex. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; early conceptus; genitourinary system; immune system; and retina. Used to study autoimmune disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa 38. Orthologous to human MERTK (MER proto-oncogene, tyrosine kinase).