Symbols NCAN; CSPG3; FLJ44681
External IDs OMIM600826 MGI104694 HomoloGene3229 GeneCards: NCAN Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 1463 13004
Ensembl ENSG00000130287 ENSMUSG00000002341
UniProt O14594 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_004386 NM_007789.3
RefSeq (protein) NP_004377 NP_031815.2
Location (UCSC) Chr 19:
19.32 – 19.36 Mb
Chr 8:
72.62 – 72.64 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Neurocan core protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the NCAN gene.[1][2]

Neurocan is a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan consisting of neurocan and chondroitin sulfate. It is thought to be involved in the modulation of cell adhesion and migration.[2]


  1. ^ Rauch U, Karthikeyan L, Maurel P, Margolis RU, Margolis RK (Oct 1992). "Cloning and primary structure of neurocan, a developmentally regulated, aggregating chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan of brain". J Biol Chem 267 (27): 19536–47. PMID 1326557. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: NCAN neurocan". 

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