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Aliases for NCAN Gene

Aliases for NCAN Gene

  • Neurocan 2 3
  • Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan 3 2 4
  • Neurocan Proteoglycan 2 3
  • CSPG3 3 4
  • Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan 3 (Neurocan) 3
  • Neurocan Core Protein 3
  • CSPG3, 6
  • NEUR 4

External Ids for NCAN Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for NCAN Gene

  • CSPG3

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NCAN Gene

  • GC19P019183
  • GC19P019322
  • GC19P018887

Summaries for NCAN Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for NCAN Gene

  • Neurocan is a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan thought to be involved in the modulation of cell adhesion and migration.[supplied by OMIM, Jul 2002]

GeneCards Summary for NCAN Gene

NCAN (Neurocan) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and L1CAM interactions. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and hyaluronic acid binding. An important paralog of this gene is HAPLN1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NCAN Gene

  • May modulate neuronal adhesion and neurite growth during development by binding to neural cell adhesion molecules (NG-CAM and N-CAM). Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan; binds to hyaluronic acid

Gene Wiki entry for NCAN Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for NCAN Gene

Genomics for NCAN Gene

Regulatory Elements for NCAN Gene

Genomic Location for NCAN Gene

19,211,964 bp from pter
19,252,252 bp from pter
40,289 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for NCAN Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for NCAN Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for NCAN Gene

Proteins for NCAN Gene

  • Protein details for NCAN Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Neurocan core protein
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9UPK6

    Protein attributes for NCAN Gene

    1321 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    143093 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for NCAN Gene

Proteomics data for NCAN Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for NCAN Gene

Other Protein References for NCAN Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for NCAN Gene

Domains for NCAN Gene

Gene Families for NCAN Gene

  • ENDOLIG :Endogenous ligands
  • VSET :Immunoglobulin superfamily / V-set domain containing
  • HYALECTAN :Proteoglycans / Extracellular Matrix : Hyalectans

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for NCAN Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • O14594
  • Contains 1 C-type lectin domain.
  • Contains 2 EGF-like domains.
  • Contains 1 Ig-like V-type (immunoglobulin-like) domain.
  • Contains 2 Link domains.
  • Contains 1 Sushi (CCP/SCR) domain.
  • Belongs to the aggrecan/versican proteoglycan family.
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Function for NCAN Gene

Molecular function for NCAN Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: May modulate neuronal adhesion and neurite growth during development by binding to neural cell adhesion molecules (NG-CAM and N-CAM). Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan; binds to hyaluronic acid

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for NCAN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005201 extracellular matrix structural constituent IBA --
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding --
GO:0005540 hyaluronic acid binding IBA --
GO:0030246 carbohydrate binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for NCAN Gene

MGI mutant phenotypes for NCAN:
inferred from 3 alleles
GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for NCAN:
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with NCAN: view

Animal Models for NCAN Gene

MGI Knock Outs for NCAN:

miRNA for NCAN Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target NCAN

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for NCAN Gene

Localization for NCAN Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NCAN Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for NCAN Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for NCAN gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 4
golgi apparatus 4
lysosome 4
vacuole 4
plasma membrane 3
cytoskeleton 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NCAN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005578 proteinaceous extracellular matrix IBA --
GO:0005796 Golgi lumen TAS --
GO:0043202 lysosomal lumen TAS --
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Pathways for NCAN Gene

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Pathways by source for NCAN Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NCAN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001501 skeletal system development IBA --
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process TAS --
GO:0007155 cell adhesion IBA --
GO:0007411 axon guidance TAS --
GO:0007417 central nervous system development IBA --
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Compounds for NCAN Gene

(3) HMDB Compounds for NCAN Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Chondroitin-D-glucuronate
Chondroitin sulfate
  • Chondritinsulfate
Hyaluronic acid
  • hyaluronic acid

(2) Drugbank Compounds for NCAN Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
50-99-7 target
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with NCAN: view

Transcripts for NCAN Gene

Unigene Clusters for NCAN Gene

Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for NCAN Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14
SP1: -
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for NCAN Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for NCAN Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for NCAN Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for NCAN Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (6.5), Brain - Amygdala (6.4), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (6.1), Brain - Cortex (5.7), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (5.5), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (5.5), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (5.2), and Brain - Hippocampus (4.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for NCAN Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NCAN Gene Hs.169047

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NCAN Gene

Tissue specificity: Brain
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Orthologs for NCAN Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for NCAN Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NCAN 35
  • 99.27 (n)
  • 98.71 (a)
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NCAN 35
  • 82.44 (n)
  • 78.27 (a)
  • 77 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NCAN 35
  • 83.59 (n)
  • 78.14 (a)
  • 75 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Ncan 35
  • 73.91 (n)
  • 70.8 (a)
Ncan 16
Ncan 36
  • 69 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia NCAN 36
  • 50 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia NCAN 36
  • 38 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Ncan 35
  • 73.52 (n)
  • 70.93 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia NCAN 36
  • 43 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.20279 35
ncana 36
  • 34 (a)
ncanb 36
  • 38 (a)
Species with no ortholog for NCAN:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for NCAN Gene

Gene Tree for NCAN (if available)
Gene Tree for NCAN (if available)

Paralogs for NCAN Gene

Paralogs for NCAN Gene

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Variants for NCAN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NCAN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1064388 -- 19,248,762(+) CCAAG(A/T)ACAAT missense, reference
rs1064389 - 19,248,823(+) TGTGG(C/T)CACCA reference, missense
rs1064390 -- 19,250,027(+) AAACC(A/G)CATCC utr-variant-3-prime
rs1064391 -- 19,250,041(+) ACACA(A/C)ATAAT utr-variant-3-prime
rs1064392 -- 19,250,045(+) ACATA(A/T)TCCTT utr-variant-3-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for NCAN Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv911303 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv911304 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv911305 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for NCAN Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NCAN Gene

Disorders for NCAN Gene

Relevant External Links for NCAN

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with NCAN: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NCAN Gene

Publications for NCAN Gene

  1. Characterization of the human neurocan gene, CSPG3. (PMID: 9795216) Prange C.K. … Lennon G.G. (Gene 1998) 3 4 23
  2. Genome-wide association study identifies genetic variation in neurocan as a susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder. (PMID: 21353194) Cichon S. … NAPthen M.M. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2011) 2 3 48
  3. The DNA sequence and biology of human chromosome 19. (PMID: 15057824) Grimwood J. … Lucas S.M. (Nature 2004) 3 4
  4. Cloning and primary structure of neurocan, a developmentally regulated, aggregating chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan of brain. (PMID: 1326557) Rauch U. … Margolis R.K. (J. Biol. Chem. 1992) 2 3
  5. Newly identified loci that influence lipid concentrations and risk of coronary artery disease. (PMID: 18193043) Willer C.J. … Abecasis G.R. (Nat. Genet. 2008) 3 48

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