Keratocan

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Keratocan (KTN) also known as keratan sulfate proteoglycan keratocan, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KERA gene.[1][2][3]

Keratan sulfate proteoglycans (KSPGs) are members of the small leucine-rich proteoglycan (SLRP) family. KSPGs, particularly keratocan, lumican and mimecan, are important to the transparency of the cornea.[3]

Mutations of the gene cause cornea plana 2.

References

  1. Tasheva ES, Funderburgh JL, Funderburgh ML, Corpuz LM, Conrad GW (Jan 2000). "Structure and sequence of the gene encoding human keratocan". DNA Seq. 10 (1): 67–74. doi:10.3109/10425179909033939. PMID 10565548.
  2. Pellegata NS, Dieguez-Lucena JL, Joensuu T, Lau S, Montgomery KT, Krahe R, Kivela T, Kucherlapati R, Forsius H, de la Chapelle A (Jun 2000). "Mutations in KERA, encoding keratocan, cause cornea plana". Nat Genet. 25 (1): 91–5. doi:10.1038/75664. PMID 10802664.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Entrez Gene: KERA keratocan".

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