an adaptor molecule functioning in neural development. The laminar organization of multiple neuronal types in the cerebral cortex is required for normal cognitive function. In mice, the disabled-1 gene plays a central role in brain development, directing the migration of cortical neurons past previously formed neurons to reach their proper layer. Thought to be a signal transducer that interacts with protein kinase pathways to regulate neuronal positioning in the developing brain. Associates with the SH2 domains of Src, Fyn and Abl. Phosphorylated in response to reelin induction in embryonic neurons Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.