Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
A structural constituent of presynaptic active zone. Involved in presynapse to nucleus signaling pathway; protein localization to synapse; and regulation of synaptic vesicle cycle. Located in several cellular components, including Schaffer collateral - CA1 synapse; glutamatergic synapse; and presynaptic active zone cytoplasmic component. Is active in GABA-ergic synapse. Is expressed in nervous system and retina. Used to study epilepsy. Orthologous to human BSN (bassoon presynaptic cytomatrix protein).