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EPHA1, also named as EPH, EPHT and EPHT1, belongs to ephrin receptor subfamily of the protein-tyrosine kinase family. EPH and EPH-related receptors have been implicated in mediating developmental events, particularly in the nervous system. Receptors in the EPH subfamily typically have a single kinase domain and an extracellular region containing a Cys-rich domain and 2 fibronectin type III repeats. Ligands in the ephrin-A subclass, including the prototype family member ephrin-A1 (B61), are membrane associated through glycosylphosphatidyl-inositol linkages, whereas ephrin-B subclass consists of ligands with transmembrane domains. The general role of the Eph family is in mediating repulsive cell-cell interaction.