AXL receptor tyrosine kinase (AXL) is a gene that encodes a protein that belongs to the Tyro3-Axl-Mer (TAM) receptor tyrosine kinase family. The protein functions in cell signal transduction by binding to vitamin K-dependent protein growth arrest specific 6 (Gas6). Missense mutations, nonsense mutations, silent mutations, and frameshift deletions and insertions are observed in cancers such as endometrial cancer, skin cancer, and stomach cancer.

Modified: July 1, 2015

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