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Gene: Dcn (decorin) Mus musculus
Symbol: Dcn
Name: decorin
Description: Exhibits extracellular matrix binding activity and glycosaminoglycan binding activity. Involved in peptide cross-linking via chondroitin 4-sulfate glycosaminoglycan. Localizes to the collagen-containing extracellular matrix and extracellular space. Used to study Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and congenital stromal corneal dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in breast carcinoma; congenital stromal corneal dystrophy; and malignant glioma. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human DCN (decorin).
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: bone proteoglycan II; DC; DSPG2; mDcn; PG40; PGII; PGS2; SLRR1B
Homo sapiens (human) : DCN (decorin)  HGNC  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Dcn (decorin)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Dcn (decorin)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : DCN (decorin)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : DCN (decorin)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Dcn (decorin)
Sus scrofa (pig) : DCN (decorin)
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Latest Assembly: GRCm38 - Mouse Genome Assembly GRCm38
Mouse AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCm381097,479,500 - 97,518,163 (+)NCBIGRCm38GRCm38mm10GRCm38
MGSCv371096,942,134 - 96,980,796 (+)NCBIGRCm37mm9NCBIm37
MGSCv361096,912,055 - 96,947,839 (+)NCBImm8
Celera1099,450,242 - 99,488,904 (+)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map10 C3NCBI
cM Map1050.27NCBI
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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QTLs in Region (GRCm38)
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Nucleotide Sequences
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Additional Information

External Database Links
More on Dcn
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: mm9 mm10
MGI Report
NCBI Genome Data Viewer

CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 62188
Created: 2001-04-11
Species: Mus musculus
Last Modified: 2019-11-27
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.