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CHI3L1

Basics

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • Chitinase,
  • Cartilage glycoprotein 39,
  • CGP-39,
  • GP-39,
  • chitinase 3-like 1 (cartilage glycoprotein-39),
  • hCGP-39,
  • GP39,
  • HCGP-3P,
  • YKL-40,
  • YKL40,
  • DKFZp686N19119,
  • YYL-40,
  • Chitinase-3-like protein 1,
  • FLJ38139,
  • HC-gp39,
  • ASRT7,
  • 39 kDa synovial protein,

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Description…

CHI3L1, also known as chitinase, a secreted protein, is a carbohydrate-binding lectin with a preference for chitin. It may play a role in defense against pathogens, or in tissue remodeling. It may also play an important role in the capacity of cells to respond to and cope with changes in their environment. CHI3L1 is present in activated macrophages, articular chondrocytes, synovial cells as well as in liver. It is undetectable in muscle tissues, lung, pancreas, mononuclear cells, or fibroblasts.

Attributes

QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
Short Name:
HGNC Name: CHI3L1

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Organs

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Ovary

Attributes

Phase: Two
QA State: Curated

Overview

CHI3L1, also commonly known as chitinase or YKL-40, has been studied as a biomarker for disease onset and progression for a variety of cancers.

Performance Comment

Of the ovarian cancer biomarkers tested in prediagnostic specimens, from the PLCO, CA125 remains the single best biomarker for ovarian cancer and has its strongest signal within six months of diagnosis. CHI3L1 (chitinase) alone was not a strong predictor.

Studies

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

Announcement 10/07/2014

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