Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including cadherin binding activity; protein N-terminus binding activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ morphogenesis; righting reflex; and sensory perception of sound. Localizes to several cellular components, including the cochlear hair cell ribbon synapse; photoreceptor ribbon synapse; and stereocilium tip. Used to study Usher syndrome type 1D and autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 12. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Usher syndrome type 1D; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 12; and pituitary adenoma. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; lung; sensory organ; and thymus. Orthologous to human CDH23 (cadherin related 23).