Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits several functions, including cytoskeletal protein binding activity; ion channel binding activity; and protein tyrosine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including nervous system development; positive regulation of cellular protein localization; and regulation of protein metabolic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including Schaffer collateral - CA1 synapse; actin filament; and postsynaptic density. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; cranial nerve; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Used to study skin disease and skin squamous cell carcinoma. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Orthologous to human FYN (FYN proto-oncogene, Src family tyrosine kinase).