Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits ionotropic glutamate receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including learning or memory; maintenance of postsynaptic density structure; and modulation of chemical synaptic transmission. Localizes to several cellular components, including the neurofilament; neuron projection; and photoreceptor inner segment. Colocalizes with the ionotropic glutamate receptor complex and postsynaptic membrane. Used to study autistic disorder. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autistic disorder. Orthologous to human SHANK2 (SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domains 2).