Keratocan

Keratocan

Keratocan
Identifiers
KERA Gene
RNA expression pattern

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.

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