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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes an L1 family immunoglobulin cell adhesion molecule with multiple IGcam and fibronectin domains. The protein functions in neurite outgrowth, neurite fasciculation, and organization of the axon initial segment (AIS) and nodes of Ranvier on axons during early development. Both the AIS and nodes of Ranvier contain high densities of voltage-gated Na+ (Nav) channels which are clustered by interactions with cytoskeletal and scaffolding proteins including this protein, gliomedin, ankyrin 3 (ankyrin-G), and betaIV spectrin. This protein links the AIS extracellular matrix to the intracellular cytoskeleton. This gene undergoes extensive alternative splicing, and the full-length nature of some variants has not been determined.[provided by RefSeq, May 2009]
Cell adhesion, ankyrin-binding protein which may be involved in neurite extension, axonal guidance, synaptogenesis, myelination and neuron-glial cell interactions.
From NCBI Gene:
- NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER WITH CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL MOTOR DYSFUNCTION
Neurodevelopmental disorder with central and peripheral motor dysfunction (NEDCPMD): An autosomal recessive neurodevelopmental disorder with early onset and a highly variable phenotype. Disease features include hypotonia apparent from birth, poor feeding, global developmental delay with absence of reaction to touch and no eye contact, infantile-onset progressive ataxia and demyelinating peripheral neuropathy. [MIM:618356]