Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
A structural constituent of synapse. Involved in several processes, including adult behavior; growth; and nervous system development. Localizes to several cellular components, including the apical plasma membrane; parallel fiber to Purkinje cell synapse; and postsynaptic spectrin-associated cytoskeleton. Used to study spinocerebellar ataxia type 5. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal recessive spinocerebellar ataxia 14 and spinocerebellar ataxia type 5. Orthologous to human SPTBN2 (spectrin beta, non-erythrocytic 2).