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  Domain Name: Link_domain_CSPGs_mo
Link_domain_CSPGs_modules_2_4; this link domain is found in the second and fourth link modules of the chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan core protein (CSPG) aggrecan and, in the second link module of three other CSPGs: versican, neurocan, and brevican. The link domain is a hyaluronan (HA)-binding domain. CSPGs are characterized by an N-terminal globular domain (G1 domain) containing two contiguous link modules (modules 1 and 2). Both link modules of the G1 domain of aggrecan are involved in interaction with HA. Aggrecan in addition contains a second globular domain (G2) having link modules 3 and 4 which lack HA-binding activity. In cartilage, aggrecan forms cartilage link protein stabilized aggregates with HA. These aggregates contribute to the tissue's load bearing properties. Aggregates having other CSPGs substituting for aggregan may contribute to the structural integrity of many different tissues. Members of the vertebrate HPLN (hyaluronan/HA and proteoglycan binding link) protein family are physically linked adjacent to CSPG genes.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 11
Total Disease Mutations Found: 0
This domain occurred 11 times on human genes (25 proteins).

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   Protein ID            Protein Position

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Feature Name:Total Found:
putative hyaluronan bindi

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Please Cite: Peterson, T.A., Adadey, A., Santana-Cruz ,I., Sun, Y., Winder A, Kann, M.G., (2010) DMDM: Domain Mapping of Disease Mutations. Bioinformatics 26 (19), 2458-2459.

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