Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits carbohydrate binding activity. Involved in nervous system development; positive regulation of gene expression; and positive regulation of sodium ion transport. Localizes to anchored component of postsynaptic membrane and anchored component of presynaptic membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; nervous system; respiratory system; sensory organ; and urinary system. Used to study Compton-North congenital myopathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Compton-North congenital myopathy. Orthologous to human CNTN1 (contactin 1).