Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have ion channel binding activity and protease binding activity. Involved in nervous system development and protein localization to juxtaparanode region of axon. Localizes to several cellular components, including the excitatory synapse; juxtaparanode region of axon; and neuronal cell body. Colocalizes with the voltage-gated potassium channel complex. Used to study autism spectrum disorder and cortical dysplasia-focal epilepsy syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Pitt-Hopkins syndrome; autism spectrum disorder (multiple); communication disorder (multiple); cortical dysplasia-focal epilepsy syndrome; and social phobia. Is expressed in central nervous system and neural retina. Orthologous to human CNTNAP2 (contactin associated protein 2).