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 Interleukin-3, 5 and GM-CSF signaling. 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.