Required for learning most likely through its role in synaptic plasticity following NMDA receptor signaling.
Involvement in disease
Defects in DLG3 are the cause of mental retardation X-linked type 90 (MRX90) [MIM:300189]. Mental retardation is characterized by significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning associated with impairments in adaptative behavior and manifested during the developmental period. Non-syndromic mental retardation patients do not manifest other clinical signs.
Belongs to the MAGUK family. Contains 1 guanylate kinase-like domain. Contains 3 PDZ (DHR) domains. Contains 1 SH3 domain.
Risher ML et al. Adolescent intermittent alcohol exposure: persistence of structural and functional hippocampal abnormalities into adulthood. Alcohol Clin Exp Res39:989-97 (2015).
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