neurocan(redirected from chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 3)
A nervous system chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan that binds to neural cell adhesion molecules and modulates neuronal adhesion and neurite outgrowth during development.
Synonym(s): chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 3
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NCANA gene on chromosome 19p12 that encodes neurocan, a chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan, which may be involved in modulating neuronal adhesion and migration as well as neurite growth during development, by binding to neural cell adhesion molecules.
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