macrophage stimulating 1
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene contains four kringle domains and a serine protease domain, similar to that found in hepatic growth factor. Despite the presence of the serine protease domain, the encoded protein may not have any proteolytic activity. The receptor for this protein is RON tyrosine kinase, which upon activation stimulates ciliary motility of ciliated epithelial lung cells. This protein is secreted and cleaved to form an alpha chain and a beta chain bridged by disulfide bonds. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2010]
MST1 variant Cys-689 may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic, relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract with a complex etiology. It is unsure whether Cys-689 itself or a variation in linkage disequilibrium with Cys-689 is responsible for the association with IBD.