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Gene Family: Hyalectan proteoglycans

Also known as : "Lecticans", "Hyalectans"
A subset of : Proteoglycans

Hyalectans: Lecticans, also known as hyalectans, are a family of proteoglycans (a type protein that is attached to chains of negatively charged polysaccharides ) that are components of the extracellular matrix. There are four members of the lectican family: aggrecan, brevican, neurocan, and versican. Lecticans interact with hyaluronan and tenascin-R to form a ternary complex. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 4

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
ACAN aggrecan MSK16, CSPG1, AGC1 CSPGCP 15q26.1
BCAN brevican BEHAB, MGC13038, CSPG7 1q23.1
NCAN neurocan CSPG3 19p12
VCAN versican CSPG2 PG-M 5q14.2-q14.3