Aliases for KERA Gene
External Ids for KERA Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for KERA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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 Cornea Plana 2, Autosomal Recessive and Congenital Cornea Plana. Among its related pathways are Keratan sulfate/keratin metabolism and Defective B4GALT1 causes B4GALT1-CDG (CDG-2d). An important paralog of this gene is PRELP.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for KERA Gene
May be important in developing and maintaining corneal transparency and for the structure of the stromal matrix.