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Aliases for BCAN Gene

Aliases for BCAN Gene

  • Brevican 2 3
  • Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan 7 2 3 4
  • Brain-Enriched Hyaluronan-Binding Protein 3 4
  • BEHAB 3 4
  • CSPG7 3 4
  • Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan BEHAB 3
  • Brevican Proteoglycan 2
  • Brevican Core Protein 3

External Ids for BCAN Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BCAN Gene

  • GC01P154481
  • GC01P152377
  • GC01P153390
  • GC01P153828
  • GC01P153424
  • GC01P154878
  • GC01P156611
  • GC01P127969

Summaries for BCAN Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BCAN Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the lectican family of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans that is specifically expressed in the central nervous system. This protein is developmentally regulated and may function in the formation of the brain extracellular matrix. This protein is highly expressed in gliomas and may promote the growth and cell motility of brain tumor cells. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]

GeneCards Summary for BCAN Gene

BCAN (Brevican) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and Degradation of the extracellular matrix. GO annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and hyaluronic acid binding. An important paralog of this gene is HAPLN1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BCAN Gene

  • May play a role in the terminally differentiating and the adult nervous system during postnatal development. Could stabilize interactions between hyaluronan (HA) and brain proteoglycans

Gene Wiki entry for BCAN Gene

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

Genomics for BCAN Gene

Regulatory Elements for BCAN Gene

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Genomic Location for BCAN Gene

156,641,390 bp from pter
156,659,532 bp from pter
18,143 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BCAN Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for BCAN Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for BCAN Gene

Proteins for BCAN Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Brevican core protein
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • D3DVC2
    • Q5SZ10
    • Q5T3I5
    • Q8TBB9
    • Q9HBK1
    • Q9HBK4

    Protein attributes for BCAN Gene

    911 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    99118 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with TNR.

    Alternative splice isoforms for BCAN Gene


neXtProt entry for BCAN Gene

Proteomics data for BCAN Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for BCAN Gene

  • Contains mostly chondroitin sulfate (By similarity). O-glycosylated with a core 1 or possibly core 8 glycan.
  • Glycosylation at Asn130, Asn337, Thr540, Thr542, Ser905, and Ser906
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for BCAN Gene

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BCAN Gene

Domains for BCAN Gene

Gene Families for BCAN Gene

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

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BCAN Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q96GW7
  • Contains 1 C-type lectin domain.
  • Contains 1 EGF-like domain.
  • 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 BCAN Gene

Molecular function for BCAN Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in the terminally differentiating and the adult nervous system during postnatal development. Could stabilize interactions between hyaluronan (HA) and brain proteoglycans

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BCAN Gene

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

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miRNA for BCAN Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target BCAN

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

Localization for BCAN Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BCAN Gene

Isoform 1: Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.
Isoform 2: Membrane; Lipid-anchor, GPI-anchor.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for BCAN Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BCAN gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
golgi apparatus 4
lysosome 4
vacuole 4
plasma membrane 3
cytoskeleton 1
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BCAN 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:0031225 anchored component of membrane IEA --
GO:0043202 lysosomal lumen TAS --
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Pathways for BCAN Gene

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Pathways by source for BCAN Gene

1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for BCAN Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BCAN 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:0007417 central nervous system development IBA --
GO:0021766 hippocampus development IEA --
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Compounds for BCAN Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for BCAN Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Hyaluronic acid
  • hyaluronic acid
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Transcripts for BCAN Gene

Unigene Clusters for BCAN Gene

Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b · 4c · 4d ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13a · 13b ^ 14a · 14b ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17 ^
SP1: - - -
SP2: -
SP3: -
SP4: - -
SP5: -
SP6: -
SP8: -
SP10: - - - - - - - - -
SP11: - - - -

ExUns: 18a · 18b

Relevant External Links for BCAN Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BCAN Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for BCAN Gene

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

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Amygdala (7.3), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (5.2), Brain - Hippocampus (5.2), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (5.1), Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (5.0), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (4.1), and Brain - Substantia nigra (4.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for BCAN Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (30.7), Brain (19.6), and Cerebrospinal fluid (8.0).

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BCAN Gene Hs.516904

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Expression partners for BCAN Gene

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for BCAN Gene

Orthologs for BCAN Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for BCAN Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BCAN 35
  • 89.27 (n)
  • 89.89 (a)
  • 90 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BCAN 35
  • 87.78 (n)
  • 88.23 (a)
  • 88 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bcan 35
  • 83.37 (n)
  • 84.35 (a)
Bcan 16
Bcan 36
  • 83 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BCAN 35
  • 99.51 (n)
  • 99.66 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bcan 35
  • 83.49 (n)
  • 85.16 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BCAN 36
  • 54 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 52 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BCAN 35
  • 70.81 (n)
  • 66.83 (a)
  • 48 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia BCAN 36
  • 38 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100486298 35
  • 58.77 (n)
  • 56.59 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii bcan 35
  • 59.01 (n)
  • 55.74 (a)
bcan 36
  • 29 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea clec-149 36
  • 23 (a)
Species with no ortholog for BCAN:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for BCAN Gene

Gene Tree for BCAN (if available)
Gene Tree for BCAN (if available)

Paralogs for BCAN Gene

Paralogs for BCAN Gene

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Variants for BCAN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BCAN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs11360 -- 156,659,245(+) GTGGT(A/G)CTGGA utr-variant-3-prime
rs951963 -- 156,658,951(+) TGAGC(A/G)AGAAC intron-variant
rs951964 -- 156,658,925(+) CAGCC(A/C)CATTC intron-variant
rs1016423 -- 156,644,500(+) CAATG(C/T)CTGGA intron-variant
rs1056695 - 156,652,460(+) AGGAG(A/G)AGTCA missense, reference

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv523181 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv872473 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv521401 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv521552 CNV Loss 19592680

Relevant External Links for BCAN Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

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

Disorders for BCAN Gene

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for BCAN Gene

Relevant External Links for BCAN

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for BCAN Gene

Publications for BCAN Gene

  1. Human BRAL1 and BCAN genes that belong to the link-module superfamily are tandemly arranged on chromosome 1q21-23. (PMID: 11873941) Nomoto H. … Ninomiya Y. (Acta Med. Okayama 2002) 2 3 23
  2. cDNA cloning, chromosomal localization, and expression analysis of human BEHAB/brevican, a brain specific proteoglycan regulated during cortical development and in glioma. (PMID: 11054543) Gary S.C. … Hockfield S. (Gene 2000) 2 3 4
  3. The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment. (PMID: 12975309) Clark H.F. … Gray A.M. (Genome Res. 2003) 3 4
  4. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  5. Confirmation of genomewide association signals in Chinese Han population reveals risk loci for ischemic stroke. (PMID: 19910543) Ding H. … Wang D.W. (Stroke 2010) 3 48

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