Immunoblot versus crude membrane preparations from adult rat brain (RBM) and Brevican wild-type (WT) and knockout (KO) mice and probed with N294A/6 (left) and N52A/42 (right) TC supe. Mouse brain samples courtesy of Matthew Rasband, Baylor College of Medicine.
Brevican core protein (Brain-enriched hyaluronan-binding protein) (BEHAB)
Brevican core protein, Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 7 or Brain-enriched hyaluronan-binding protein is encoded by the gene BCAN and is a member of the lectican family of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. Brevican is involved in the development and formation of the brain extracellular matrix and may be involved in malignancy of brain tumor cells. Brevican is developmentally regulated and specifically expressed in the central nervous system. Diseases associated with this gene include Low-Grade Astrocytoma.
140 kDa (and smaller due to proteolytic cleavage)
Fusion protein amino acids 219-655 of rat Brevican (also known as Brevican core protein, Brainenriched hyaluronan-binding protein, BEHAB, BCAN, Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 7 and CSPG7, accession number P55068); Mouse: 92% identity (403/437 amino acids identical); Human: 75% identity (350/464 amino acids identical); 40% identity with Aggrecan
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