Cell signalling. Receptor orphans find a family

Curr Biol. 1995 Sep 1;5(9):986-9. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(95)00195-3.


A family of ligands has been identified for the largest group of receptor protein-tyrosine kinases--the hitherto 'orphan' EPH receptor subfamily--and the functions of these receptors and ligands are starting to be elucidated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Ligands
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / chemistry
  • Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / metabolism*
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / chemistry
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / metabolism*


  • Ligands
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases