Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
A structural constituent of presynaptic active zone. Involved in presynapse to nucleus signaling pathway; protein localization to synapse; and regulation of synaptic vesicle cycle. Localizes to several cellular components, including GABA-ergic synapse; Schaffer collateral - CA1 synapse; and presynaptic active zone cytoplasmic component. Predicted to colocalize with synaptic membrane. Is expressed in nervous system and retina. Used to study epilepsy. Orthologous to human BSN (bassoon presynaptic cytomatrix protein).