FLT4

(redirected from fms-related tyrosine kinase 4)

FLT4

A gene on chromosome 5q35.3 that encodes a tyrosine kinase receptor for vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) C and D, which appear to play a role in lymphangiogenesis and maintenance of the lymphatic endothelium.

Molecular pathology
FLT4 mutations cause hereditary lymphedema type IA.