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Gene: Kit (KIT proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase) Mus musculus
Symbol: Kit
Name: KIT proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase
Description: Exhibits SH2 domain binding activity; protease binding activity; and stem cell factor receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception of sound; hemopoiesis; and positive regulation of macromolecule metabolic process. Localizes to the cell-cell junction and external side of plasma membrane. Used to study gastrointestinal stromal tumor; macrocytic anemia; mastocytosis; and piebaldism. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including acute myeloid leukemia; gastrointestinal stromal tumor; germ cell cancer (multiple); piebaldism; and renal cell carcinoma. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; branchial arch; central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; and genitourinary system. Orthologous to human KIT (KIT proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase).
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: belly-spot; Bs; c-KIT; c-kit proto-oncogene protein; CD117; dominant spotting; Dominant white spotting; Fdc; Gsfsco1; Gsfsco5; Gsfsow3; kit oncogene; mast/stem cell growth factor receptor; mast/stem cell growth factor receptor Kit; proto-oncogene c-Kit; proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase Kit; SCFR; SCO1; SCO5; SOW3; spotted sterile male; Ssm; Steel Factor Receptor; Tr-kit; tyrosine-protein kinase Kit; W
Homo sapiens (human) : KIT (KIT proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase)  HGNC  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Kit (KIT proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Kit (KIT proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : KIT (KIT proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : KIT (KIT proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Kit (KIT proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase)
Sus scrofa (pig) : KIT (KIT proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase)
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Latest Assembly: GRCm38 - Mouse Genome Assembly GRCm38
Mouse AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCm38 Ensembl575,574,916 - 75,656,722 (+)Ensembl
GRCm38575,574,987 - 75,656,722 (+)NCBIGRCm38GRCm38mm10GRCm38
MGSCv37575,971,012 - 76,052,747 (+)NCBIGRCm37mm9NCBIm37
MGSCv36575,856,721 - 75,938,419 (+)NCBImm8
Celera572,859,483 - 72,942,690 (+)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map5 C3.3NCBI
cM Map539.55NCBI
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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Nomenclature History
More on Kit
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: mm9 mm10
MGI Report
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 731383
Created: 2004-01-12
Species: Mus musculus
Last Modified: 2020-01-07
Status: ACTIVE


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