Cadherins are calcium dependent cell adhesion proteins. They preferentially interact with themselves in a homophilic manner in connecting cells; cadherins may thus contribute to the sorting of heterogeneous cell types. CDH2 may be involved in neuronal recognition mechanism. In hippocampal neurons, may regulate dendritic spine density. Interacts with CDCP1. Identified in a complex containing FGFR4, NCAM1, CDH2, PLCG1, FRS2, SRC, SHC1, GAP43 and CTTN. Interacts with PCDH8; this complex may also include TAOK2. The interaction with PCDH8 may lead to internalization through TAOK2/p38 MAPK pathway. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Membrane protein, integral; Cell adhesion
Cellular Component: cell-cell adherens junction; lamellipodium; apical plasma membrane; plasma membrane; integral to membrane; synapse; intercellular junction; fascia adherens; catenin complex
Molecular Function: protein binding; gamma-catenin binding; beta-catenin binding; calcium ion binding; protein phosphatase binding; alpha-catenin binding
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.