Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable enzyme binding activity. Involved in clustering of voltage-gated potassium channels and neuron projection morphogenesis. Acts upstream of or within nervous system development and protein localization to juxtaparanode region of axon. Located in dendrite; juxtaparanode region of axon; and neuron spine. Is integral component of membrane. Part of voltage-gated potassium channel complex. Is active in excitatory synapse; neuron projection; and neuronal cell body. Is expressed in central nervous system and neural retina. 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. Orthologous to human CNTNAP2 (contactin associated protein 2).