The protein encoded by this gene is a secreted glycoprotein that in mouse interacts with tectorial membrane proteins in the inner ear. The encoded adhesion protein is found in cochlear outer hair cells and appears to be important for proper hearing over an extended frequency range. Defects in this gene likely are a cause of non-syndromic autosomal dominant hearing loss.
Alternative names and synonyms associated with CEACAM16
carcinoembryonic antigen related cell adhesion molecule 16 (CEACAM16) ELISA Kit