Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRa)

Target Class
Receptor Tyrosine Kinase
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Alias Names
CD140 antigen-like family member A; CD140A; CD140a antigen; PDGF-R-alpha; PDGFR-2; PDGFR-alpha; PDGFR2; PDGFRA/BCR fusion; RHEPDGFRA; alpha-type platelet-derived growth factor receptor; platelet-derived growth factor receptor 2; platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha; platelet-derived growth factor receptor, alpha polypeptide; rearranged-in-hypereosinophilia-platelet derived growth factor receptor alpha fusion protein
This gene encodes a cell surface tyrosine kinase receptor for members of the platelet-derived growth factor family. These growth factors are mitogens for cells of mesenchymal origin. The identity of the growth factor bound to a receptor monomer determines whether the functional receptor is a homodimer or a heterodimer, composed of both platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha and beta polypeptides. Studies suggest that this gene plays a role in organ development, wound healing, and tumor progression. Mutations in this gene have been associated with idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, somatic and familial gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and a variety of other cancers. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]
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Related Group Members: Receptor Tyrosine Kinase

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Assay Measures Background Species Cell Line
Receptor Phosphorylation U2OS Human 93-0823C3
Assay Measures Background Species Assay Kit
Receptor Phosphorylation U2OS Human 93-0823E3CP16M
Receptor Phosphorylation U2OS Human 93-0823E3CP16L
Assay Qualified With Assay Measures Background Species Assay Kit
PDGF-BB SH2 Recruitment U2OS Human 93-0823Y3-00072
PDGF-BB SH2 Recruitment U2OS Human 93-0823Y3-00071
KINOMEscan TKscan BROMOscan NHRscan GPCRscan PATHscan
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