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Megakaryocyte-associated tyrosine kinase

Megakaryocyte-associated tyrosine kinase
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Identifiers
2.7.10.2
RNA expression pattern

Megakaryocyte-associated tyrosine-protein kinase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the MATK gene.[1][2][3]

The protein encoded by this gene has amino acid sequence similarity to Csk tyrosine kinase and has the structural features of the CSK subfamily: SRC homology SH2 and SH3 domains, a catalytic domain, a unique N terminus, lack of myristylation signals, lack of a negative regulatory phosphorylation site, and lack of an autophosphorylation site. This protein is thought to play a significant role in the signal transduction of hematopoietic cells. It is able to phosphorylate and inactivate Src family kinases, and may play an inhibitory role in the control of T-cell proliferation. This protein might be involved in signaling in some cases of breast cancer. Three alternatively spliced transcript variants that encode different isoforms have been described for this gene.[3]

Interactions

Megakaryocyte-associated tyrosine kinase has been shown to interact with CD117[4][5] and TrkA.[6]

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