Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables carbohydrate binding activity and protein self-association. Involved in several processes, including clustering of voltage-gated potassium channels; establishment of protein localization to juxtaparanode region of axon; and reduction of food intake in response to dietary excess. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including adult walking behavior; neurogenesis; and positive regulation of adenosine receptor signaling pathway. Located in several cellular components, including main axon; myelin sheath; and neuronal cell body. Is active in axon initial segment. Is expressed in eye; nervous system; olfactory epithelium; and yolk sac. Used to study T-cell adult acute lymphocytic leukemia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in familial adult myoclonic epilepsy 5. Orthologous to human CNTN2 (contactin 2).