Aliases for CRTAC1 Gene
External Ids for CRTAC1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CRTAC1 Gene
This gene encodes a glycosylated extracellular matrix protein that is found in the interterritorial matrix of articular deep zone cartilage. This protein is used as a marker to distinguish chondrocytes from osteoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells in culture. The presence of FG-GAP motifs and an RGD integrin-binding motif suggests that this protein may be involved in cell-cell or cell-matrix interactions. Copy number alterations in this gene have been observed in neurofibromatosis type 1-associated glomus tumors. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for CRTAC1 Gene
CRTAC1 (Cartilage Acidic Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding.