Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits actin filament binding activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including apical junction assembly; negative regulation of neuroblast proliferation; and regulation of signal transduction. Localizes to several cellular components, including flotillin complex; intercalated disc; and zonula adherens. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Used to study patterned macular dystrophy 2. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in patterned macular dystrophy 2. Orthologous to human CTNNA1 (catenin alpha 1).