Aliases for CHI3L2 Gene
External Ids for CHI3L2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CHI3L2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is similar to bacterial chitinases but lacks chitinase activity. The encoded protein is secreted and is involved in cartilage biogenesis. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2012]
GeneCards Summary for CHI3L2 Gene
CHI3L2 (Chitinase 3-Like 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and chitin binding. An important paralog of this gene is CHIT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHI3L2 Gene
Lectin that binds chitooligosaccharides and other glycans with high affinity, but not heparin. Has no chitinase activity.