Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Involved in several processes, including axonogenesis; growth; and positive regulation of synapse assembly. Localizes to the glutamatergic synapse and integral component of postsynaptic density membrane. Used to study Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and trichotillomania. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; eye; limb mesenchyme; and male reproductive gland or organ. Orthologous to human SLITRK1 (SLIT and NTRK like family member 1).