"Activin Receptors" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Receptors for ACTIVINS are membrane protein kinases belonging to the family of PROTEIN-SERINE-THREONINE KINASES, thus also named activin receptor-like kinases (ALK's). Activin receptors also bind TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA. As those transmembrane receptors of the TGF-beta superfamily (RECEPTORS, TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA), ALK's consist of two different but related protein kinases, Type I and Type II. Activins initiate cellular signal transduction by first binding to the type II receptors (ACTIVIN RECEPTORS, TYPE II ) which then recruit and phosphorylate the type I receptors (ACTIVIN RECEPTORS, TYPE I ) with subsequent activation of the type I kinase activity.
- Activin Receptors
- Receptor, Activin
- Activin Receptor-Like Kinases
- Activin Receptor like Kinases
- Kinases, Activin Receptor-like
- Receptor-like Kinases, Activin
- Activin Receptor
- Activin Receptor-like Kinase
- Activin Receptor like Kinase
- Kinase, Activin Receptor-like
- Receptor-like Kinase, Activin
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