Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables several functions, including alpha-catenin binding activity; beta-catenin binding activity; and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including decidualization; embryo implantation; and uterine epithelium development. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including epithelial cell development; regulation of protein localization; and regulation of proteolysis. Located in several cellular components, including Schmidt-Lanterman incisure; axon; and basolateral plasma membrane. Part of catenin complex and flotillin complex. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; early conceptus; embryo ectoderm; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Used to study invasive lobular carcinoma. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including blepharocheilodontic syndrome 1; breast cancer (multiple); cervix uteri carcinoma in situ; gastrointestinal system cancer (multiple); and reproductive organ cancer (multiple). Orthologous to human CDH1 (cadherin 1).