Aliases for CNTN4 Gene
External Ids for CNTN4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CNTN4 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the contactin family of immunoglobulins. Contactins are axon-associated cell adhesion molecules that function in neuronal network formation and plasticity. The encoded protein is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored neuronal membrane protein that may play a role in the formation of axon connections in the developing nervous system. Deletion or mutation of this gene may play a role in 3p deletion syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2011]
GeneCards Summary for CNTN4 Gene
CNTN4 (Contactin 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CNTN4 include 3P- Syndrome and Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 16. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Post-translational modification- synthesis of GPI-anchored proteins. An important paralog of this gene is CNTN3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CNTN4 Gene
Contactins mediate cell surface interactions during nervous system development. Has some neurite outgrowth-promoting activity. May be involved in synaptogenesis.