BackgroundEphrin Type-A Receptor 7 (EPHA7) is a single-pass type I membrane protein which belongs to the Eph family of transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinases. It contains two fibronectin type-III domains, one protein kinase domain and one SAM (sterile alpha motif) domain. EPHA7 is a receptor for members of the ephrin-A family. Eph receptors are largely expressed throughout the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm of vertebrate embryos. EPHA7 functions as a repulsive guidance molecule during the targeting of retinal axons to the superior colliculus and of neocortical axons to the thalamus. EPHA7 is expressed at a substantial level in most human lung cancers. The high expression of EPHA7 protein may participate in the malignancy transformation, invasion progression and metastasis of primary hepatocellular carcinoma. EPHA7 may involve in smoking related lung carcinogenesis.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 20mM PB, 150mM NaCl, pH 7.2.
ALTnamesEphrin Type-A Receptor 7, EPH Homology Kinase 3, EHK-3, EPH-Like Kinase 11, EK11, hEK11, EPHA7, EHK3, HEK11