Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
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 excitatory synapse; juxtaparanode region of axon; and neuronal cell body. Colocalizes with voltage-gated potassium channel complex. 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).