Aliases for CNTN5 Gene
External Ids for CNTN5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CNTN5 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, and contactin family, which mediate cell surface interactions during nervous system development. This protein 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. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for CNTN5 Gene
CNTN5 (Contactin 5) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is PRTG.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CNTN5 Gene
Contactins mediate cell surface interactions during nervous system development. Has some neurite outgrowth-promoting activity in the cerebral cortical neurons but not in hippocampal neurons. Probably involved in neuronal activity in the auditory system (By similarity).