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Gene Family: Glypicans (GPC)

A subset of : Proteoglycans

Glypican: Glypicans constitute one of the two major families of heparan sulfate proteoglycans, with the other major family being syndecans. Six glypicans have been identified in mammals, and are referred to as GPC1 through GPC6. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 6

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
GPC1 glypican 1 glypican 2q37.3
GPC2 glypican 2 cerebroglycan, FLJ38962, DKFZp547M109 7q22.1
GPC3 glypican 3 SDYS OCI-5, SGBS, SGBS1, SGB, DGSX Xq26.2
GPC4 glypican 4 K-glypican Xq26.2
GPC5 glypican 5 13q31.3
GPC6 glypican 6 13q31.3-q32.1

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