This gene encodes a member of the lectican family of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans that is specifically expressed in the central nervous system. This protein is developmentally regulated and may function in the formation of the brain extracellular matrix. This protein is highly expressed in gliomas and may promote the growth and cell motility of brain tumor cells. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]

bcan Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term bcan in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

BCAN Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for BCAN from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.