Entrez Gene ID Official Symbol Species Alias Names Background
null Kinase C-Kit; CD117; PBT; SCFR; mast/stem cell growth factor receptor Kit; p145 c-kit; piebald trait; piebald trait protein; proto-oncogene c-Kit; proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase Kit; soluble KIT variant 1; tyrosine-protein kinase Kit; v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog; v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene-like protein This gene encodes the human homolog of the proto-oncogene c-kit. C-kit was first identified as the cellular homolog of the feline sarcoma viral oncogene v-kit. This protein is a type 3 transmembrane receptor for MGF (mast cell growth factor, also known as stem cell factor). Mutations in this gene are associated with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, mast cell disease, acute myelogenous lukemia, and piebaldism. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]