cDNA cloning and characterization of a Cek7 receptor protein-tyrosine kinase ligand that is identical to the ligand (ELF-1) for the Mek-4 and Sek receptor protein-tyrosine kinases.

@article{Shao1995cDNACA,
  title={cDNA cloning and characterization of a Cek7 receptor protein-tyrosine kinase ligand that is identical to the ligand (ELF-1) for the Mek-4 and Sek receptor protein-tyrosine kinases.},
  author={Haipeng Shao and Liang Lou and Akhilesh Pandey and Michael F Verderame and David Siever and Vishva M. Dixit},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1995},
  volume={270 8},
  pages={3467-70}
}
We have isolated a murine cDNA encoding a ligand for the Cek7 receptor protein-tyrosine kinase (RPTK), a member of the Eph/Eck RPTK subfamily. Sequence analysis predicts an open reading frame of 209 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 24 kDa. The Cek7 ligand shows a 48% sequence identity at the protein level to B61, a ligand for the related Eck RPTK, 30% to the Cek5 ligand, 59% to the recently cloned Ehk1-L, and identity to ELF-1, a recently described ligand for the Mek4 and Sek… CONTINUE READING