FunctionPotent mitogen for mature parenchymal hepatocyte cells, seems to be a hepatotrophic factor, and acts as a growth factor for a broad spectrum of tissues and cell types. Activating ligand for the receptor tyrosine kinase MET by binding to it and promoting its dimerization.
Involvement in diseaseDeafness, autosomal recessive, 39
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the peptidase S1 family. Plasminogen subfamily. Contains 4 kringle domains. Contains 1 PAN domain. Contains 1 peptidase S1 domain.