NLGN2

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NLGN2

A gene on chromosome 17p13.1 that encodes neuroligin 2, a neuronal cell surface protein involved in cell–cell interactions (e.g., in neurons and in other types of cells, such as Langerhans beta cells), which forms intercellular junctions by binding to beta-neurexins. It may play role in forming or maintaining synaptic junctions.