Aliases for CNTN2 Gene
External Ids for CNTN2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CNTN2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CNTN2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily. It is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored neuronal membrane protein that functions as a cell adhesion molecule. It may play a role in the formation of axon connections in the developing nervous system. It may also be involved in glial tumorigenesis and may provide a potential target for therapeutic intervention. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CNTN2 Gene
CNTN2 (Contactin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CNTN2 include Epilepsy, Myoclonic, Familial Adult, 5 and Benign Adult Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy. Among its related pathways are Developmental Biology and L1CAM interactions. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and glycoprotein binding. An important paralog of this gene is DSCAML1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CNTN2 Gene
In conjunction with another transmembrane protein, CNTNAP2, contributes to the organization of axonal domains at nodes of Ranvier by maintaining voltage-gated potassium channels at the juxtaparanodal region. May be involved in cell adhesion.