Literature associating CNTNAP1 and autoimmune disease of peripheral nervous system
Contactin associated protein 1; 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.
Synonyms: CNTNAP1, CNTNAP1p, hCNTNAP1, CNTNAP1-001, CNTNAP1-002 ...