The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the transmembrane 4 superfamily, also known as the tetraspanin family.;Most of these members are cell-surface proteins that are characterized by the presence of four hydrophobic domains.;The proteins mediate signal transduction events that play a role in the regulation of cell development, activation,;growth and motility. This encoded protein is a cell surface glycoprotein that is known to complex with integrins and;other transmembrane 4 superfamily proteins. It may play a role in T-cell-B-cell interactions. Alternate splicing;results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms.