FunctionPostsynaptic density scaffolding protein. Binds and cross-links cytoplasmic regions of GRM1, GRM5, ITPR1, DNM3, RYR1, RYR2, SHANK1 and SHANK3. By physically linking GRM1 and GRM5 with ER-associated ITPR1 receptors, it aids the coupling of surface receptors to intracellular calcium release. May also couple GRM1 to PI3 kinase through its interaction with AGAP2. Isoforms can be differently regulated and may play an important role in maintaining the plasticity at glutamatergic synapses.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the Homer family. Contains 1 WH1 domain.
DomainThe WH1 domain interacts with the PPXXF motif in GRM1, GRM5, RYR1, RYR2, ITPR1, SHANK 1 and SHANK3.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Cell junction > synapse > postsynaptic cell membrane > postsynaptic density. Cell junction > synapse. Postsynaptic density of neuronal cells. The stabilization and clustering of the metabotropic glutamate receptors appears to be mediated by isoform 1 and isoform 2 at the cell surface.