Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including modification of postsynaptic actin cytoskeleton; nervous system development; and prepulse inhibition. Localizes to several cellular components, including extrinsic component of synaptic membrane; hippocampal mossy fiber to CA3 synapse; and parallel fiber to Purkinje cell synapse. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in complex cortical dysplasia with other brain malformations. Orthologous to human CTNNA2 (catenin alpha 2).