Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Exhibits cell adhesion molecule binding activity and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including homophilic cell adhesion via plasma membrane adhesion molecules; sperm mitochondrion organization; and spermatid development. Localizes to cell-cell contact zone; plasma membrane; and zonula adherens. Is expressed in brain; cochlea; male reproductive system; molar enamel organ; and primitive collecting duct. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Orthologous to human NECTIN2 (nectin cell adhesion molecule 2).