Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including alpha-catenin binding activity; cadherin binding activity; and protein kinase C binding activity. Involved in cell-cell adhesion and heart development. Localizes to several cellular components, including the desmosome; intercalated disc; and intermediate filament. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 9. Is expressed in brain and cardiac muscle tissue. Orthologous to human PKP2 (plakophilin 2).