Versican is a member of the family of large aggregating proteoglycans (also including aggrecan, brevican, and neurocan). The protein shows wide tissue distribution which includes fibrous, articular, and elastic cartilages, as well as nervous, epidermal, arterial, and loose connective tissues. Versican V1 has been shown to enhance cell proliferation, and also induce cell transformation and protect cells from apoptosis. This was demonstrated through its ability to downregulate the expression of proapoptotic Bad. Versican's existence as a extracellular matrix protein in human airways has also lead to the discovery of an inflammatory role in asthmatics.View more
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