contactin associated protein 1
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From NCBI Gene:
The gene product was initially identified as a 190-kD protein associated with the contactin-PTPRZ1 complex. The 1,384-amino acid protein, also designated p190 or CASPR for 'contactin-associated protein,' includes an extracellular domain with several putative protein-protein interaction domains, a putative transmembrane domain, and a 74-amino acid cytoplasmic domain. Northern blot analysis showed that the gene is transcribed predominantly in brain as a transcript of 6.2 kb, with weak expression in several other tissues tested. The architecture of its extracellular domain is similar to that of neurexins, and this protein may be the signaling subunit of contactin, enabling recruitment and activation of intracellular signaling pathways in neurons. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2009]
Required, with CNTNAP2, for radial and longitudinal organization of myelinated axons. Plays a role in the formation of functional distinct domains critical for saltatory conduction of nerve impulses in myelinated nerve fibers. Demarcates the paranodal region of the axo-glial junction. In association with contactin involved in the signaling between axons and myelinating glial cells.
From NCBI Gene:
- Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 7
Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 7 (LCCS7): A form of lethal congenital contracture syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by degeneration of anterior horn neurons, extreme skeletal muscle atrophy and congenital non-progressive joint contractures. The contractures can involve the upper or lower limbs and/or the vertebral column, leading to various degrees of flexion or extension limitations evident at birth. LCCS7 is a severe axoglial disease characterized by congenital distal joint contractures, polyhydramnios, reduced fetal movements, and motor paralysis leading to death early in the neonatal period. [MIM:616286]
Defects in CNTNAP1 are associated with congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy (CHN). Patients show polyhydramnios and reduced fetal movements, they were hypotonic and required ventilatory support at birth. But no arthrogryposis is noted. Patients die often early in the neonatal period.