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 and Capgras Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate metabolism and Integrin Pathway. 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.