Aliases for NCAN Gene
External Ids for NCAN Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NCAN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NCAN Gene
Neurocan is a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan thought to be involved in the modulation of cell adhesion and migration.[supplied by OMIM, Jul 2002]
GeneCards Summary for NCAN Gene
NCAN (Neurocan) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NCAN include Low-Grade Astrocytoma. Among its related pathways are NCAM1 interactions and Chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and extracellular matrix structural constituent. An important paralog of this gene is VCAN.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NCAN Gene
May modulate neuronal adhesion and neurite growth during development by binding to neural cell adhesion molecules (NG-CAM and N-CAM). Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan; binds to hyaluronic acid.