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Aliases for BCAN Gene

Aliases for BCAN Gene

  • Brevican 2 3 5
  • 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 Glycosaminoglycan metabolism and Chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and hyaluronic acid binding. An important paralog of this gene is ACAN.

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

Additional gene information for BCAN Gene

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

Genomics for BCAN Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for BCAN Gene

Promoters and enhancers for BCAN Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH01I156641 Promoter/Enhancer 1.1 EPDnew ENCODE 550.8 +0.6 570 0.1 MAZ USF1 SUZ12 SIN3A POLR2A VEZF1 MYNN KLF9 KLF8 BCAN ENSG00000272068 ENSG00000272405
GH01I156642 Promoter 0.9 EPDnew 550.8 +0.7 708 0.1 MAZ USF1 SUZ12 SIN3A ZBTB8A MYNN VEZF1 KLF9 ZBTB33 KLF8 BCAN ENSG00000272068 ENSG00000272405
GH01I156639 Enhancer 0.6 ENCODE 550.8 -1.5 -1496 0.2 ESRRA MAZ ZNF189 USF2 CEBPB ZKSCAN1 SSRP1 JUND POLR2A ZNF600 BCAN ENSG00000272068 LOC101928177
GH01I156486 Promoter/Enhancer 2.9 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 12.1 -142.5 -142526 25.4 CLOCK FEZF1 DMAP1 IRF4 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF213 E2F8 ZNF143 ZNF548 MEF2D RRNAD1 GON4L KHDC4 ENSG00000271267 MSTO2P MSTO1 LOC246784 ISG20L2 ENSG00000246203
GH01I156569 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 -69.8 -69846 3.3 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 POLR2B E2F8 ZNF143 FOS KLF13 IQGAP3 NAXE GON4L KHDC4 RRNAD1 YY1AP1 MEF2D PRCC BCAN CCT3
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around BCAN on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the BCAN gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for BCAN Gene

Genomic Locations for BCAN Gene
18,143 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BCAN Gene

Genes around BCAN on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
BCAN Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for BCAN Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

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

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 posLast=130130, Asn337, posLast=540540, posLast=905905, and posLast=906906
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BCAN Gene

Domains & Families for BCAN Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BCAN Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the aggrecan/versican proteoglycan family.
  • Belongs to the aggrecan/versican proteoglycan family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with BCAN: view

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.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for BCAN Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BCAN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005201 extracellular matrix structural constituent IBA --
GO:0005540 hyaluronic acid binding IBA --
GO:0030246 carbohydrate binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BCAN: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with BCAN: view

Animal Models for BCAN Gene

MGI Knock Outs for BCAN:

Animal Model Products

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets 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

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BCAN gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
lysosome 5
golgi apparatus 4
plasma membrane 3
mitochondrion 2
nucleus 2
cytosol 2
cytoskeleton 1
endoplasmic reticulum 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:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0031225 anchored component of membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BCAN: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for BCAN Gene

Pathways & Interactions for BCAN Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with BCAN: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BCAN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001501 skeletal system development IBA --
GO:0007155 cell adhesion IEA --
GO:0007417 central nervous system development IBA --
GO:0021766 hippocampus development IEA --
GO:0022617 extracellular matrix disassembly TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BCAN: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for BCAN Gene

Drugs & Compounds for BCAN Gene

(1) Drugs for BCAN Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Hyaluronic acid Approved, Vet_approved Pharma 535
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with BCAN: view

Transcripts for BCAN Gene

Unigene Clusters for BCAN Gene

Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

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 from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for BCAN Gene

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

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Amygdala (x7.3), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (x5.2), Brain - Hippocampus (x5.2), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (x5.1), Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (x5.0), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (x4.1), and Brain - Substantia nigra (x4.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for BCAN Gene

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

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for BCAN Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for BCAN Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of BCAN Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BCAN Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for BCAN Gene

  • Nervous system(5)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with BCAN: view

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer 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
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BCAN 33 34
  • 99.51 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BCAN 33 34
  • 89.27 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BCAN 33 34
  • 87.78 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bcan 33
  • 83.49 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bcan 33 16 34
  • 83.37 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BCAN 34
  • 54 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 52 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BCAN 33 34
  • 70.81 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia BCAN 34
  • 38 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100486298 33
  • 58.77 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii bcan 33 34
  • 59.01 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea clec-149 34
  • 23 (a)
Species where no ortholog for BCAN was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with BCAN: view

Variants for BCAN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BCAN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs115373136 benign, not specified 156,647,022(+) C/G coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs1000147163 -- 156,655,957(+) T/C genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000166226 -- 156,656,727(+) G/T genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000277130 -- 156,650,834(+) T/A intron_variant
rs1000329119 -- 156,658,322(+) G/C genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv521401 CNV loss 19592680
nsv521552 CNV loss 19592680
nsv523181 CNV loss 19592680

Variation tolerance for BCAN Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 15.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 8.82; 86.88% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for BCAN Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

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

Disorders for BCAN Gene

Additional Disease Information for BCAN

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

No disorders were found for BCAN Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot 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 medica Okayama 2002) 2 3 22 58
  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 SC … Hockfield S (Gene 2000) 2 3 4 58
  3. Confirmation of genomewide association signals in Chinese Han population reveals risk loci for ischemic stroke. (PMID: 19910543) Ding H … Wang DW (Stroke 2010) 3 44 58
  4. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard DS … MGC Project Team (Genome research 2004) 3 4 58
  5. The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment. (PMID: 12975309) Clark HF … Gray A (Genome research 2003) 3 4 58

Products for BCAN Gene

  • Addgene plasmids for BCAN

Sources for BCAN Gene

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