Aliases for LUM Gene
External Ids for LUM Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for LUM Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LUM Gene
This gene encodes a member of the small leucine-rich proteoglycan (SLRP) family that includes decorin, biglycan, fibromodulin, keratocan, epiphycan, and osteoglycin. In these bifunctional molecules, the protein moiety binds collagen fibrils and the highly charged hydrophilic glycosaminoglycans regulate interfibrillar spacings. Lumican is the major keratan sulfate proteoglycan of the cornea but is also distributed in interstitial collagenous matrices throughout the body. Lumican may regulate collagen fibril organization and circumferential growth, corneal transparency, and epithelial cell migration and tissue repair. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for LUM Gene
LUM (Lumican) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LUM include Cornea Plana and Macular Dystrophy, Corneal. Among its related pathways are Degradation of the extracellular matrix and Keratan sulfate/keratin metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include collagen binding and extracellular matrix structural constituent. An important paralog of this gene is FMOD.