Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits ganglioside GT1b binding activity; protein homodimerization activity; and sialic acid binding activity. Involved in several processes, including neurogenesis; positive regulation of myelination; and transmission of nerve impulse. Localizes to several cellular components, including Schmidt-Lanterman incisure; myelin sheath adaxonal region; and paranode region of axon. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; liver and biliary system; and nervous system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary spastic paraplegia 75. Orthologous to human MAG (myelin associated glycoprotein).