Aliases for KERA Gene
External Ids for KERA Gene
Previous Symbols for KERA Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a keratan sulfate proteoglycan that is involved in corneal transparency. Defects in this gene are a cause of autosomal recessive cornea plana 2 (CNA2).[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for KERA Gene
KERA (Keratocan) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KERA include exposure keratitis and cloacogenic carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Disease and Metabolism. An important paralog of this gene is ECM2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KERA Gene
May be important in developing and maintaining corneal transparency and for the structure of the stromal matrix