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Gene: Musk (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Musk
Name: muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase
RGD ID: 3211
Description: Exhibits protein kinase binding activity and protein tyrosine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of macromolecule metabolic process; positive regulation of synaptic transmission; and sensory organ development. Localizes to cell projection; external side of plasma membrane; and neuromuscular junction. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital myasthenic syndrome 9 and fetal akinesia deformation sequence syndrome 1. Orthologous to human MUSK (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase); PARTICIPATES IN acetylcholine signaling pathway via nicotinic acetylcholine receptor; INTERACTS WITH 1-naphthyl isothiocyanate; acetamide; ammonium chloride.
Type: protein-coding
Also known as: muscle specific kinase (neural fold/somite kinase 1); muscle, skeletal receptor tyrosine protein kinase; muscle, skeletal, receptor tyrosine kinase; muscle-specific kinase receptor; muscle-specific tyrosine kinase receptor MuSK; muscle-specific tyrosine protein kinase receptor; Nsk1
Homo sapiens (human) : MUSK (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Musk (muscle, skeletal, receptor tyrosine kinase)  MGI  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Musk (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : MUSK (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : MUSK (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Musk (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase)
Sus scrofa (pig) : MUSK (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : MUSK (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Musk (muscle associated receptor tyrosine kinase)
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Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.0575,392,790 - 75,498,694 (+)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_6.0 Ensembl575,392,790 - 75,498,694 (+)EnsemblRnor6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.0579,542,952 - 79,649,636 (+)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.4576,273,430 - 76,388,614 (+)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.1576,278,542 - 76,393,727 (+)NCBI
Celera571,894,778 - 71,996,416 (+)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map5q24NCBI
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 3211
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2020-08-20
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.