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cntn4

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Official Full Name
contactin 4
Background
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.
Synonyms
CNTN4; contactin 4; contactin-4; BIG 2; CNTN4A; AXCAM; BIG-2; Brain derived immunoglobulin superfamily protein 2; Brain-derived immunoglobulin superfamily protein 2; CNTN4_HUMAN; SCA16; axonal-associated cell adhesion molecule; neural cell adhesion protein BIG-2; MGC33615; zgc:153573