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.
CNTN5; contactin 5; contactin-5; hNB 2; NB 2; neural adhesion molecule; neural recognition molecule NB-2; NB-2; HNB-2s; MGC163491; NB-2, HNB-2s, MGC163491; FAR-2; FAR-2 protein fragment; F11 axonin-1-related protein 2; fi09g01; zgc:55318; wu:fi09g01