Literature associating ACAN and cartilage disease
Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan core protein 1; This proteoglycan is a major component of extracellular matrix of cartilagenous tissues. A major function of this protein is to resist compression in cartilage. It binds avidly to hyaluronic acid via an N-terminal globular region; C-type lectin domain containing
Synonyms: ACAN, E7ENV9, E7EX88, H0YM81, Q6LE94 ...