hyaluronan synthase 3


HAS3 (may also be known as: None)




The protein encoded by this gene is involved in the synthesis of the unbranched glycosaminoglycan hyaluronan, or hyaluronic acid, which is a major constituent of the extracellular matrix. This gene is a member of the NODC/HAS gene family. Compared to the proteins encoded by other members of this gene family, this protein appears to be more of a regulator of hyaluronan synthesis. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]


has3 Danio rerio
Has3 Mus musculus
Has3 Rattus norvegicus

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Changes associated with this gene

Identifier Name Type Tissues Organism Gene Data Actions
DAA2069 hyaluronan synthase 3 increases with age Molecular ovary Human HAS3 60.0% Increase Gene Expression Level

GO Terms

GO IDGO TermGO Category
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process biological_process
GO:0030213 hyaluronan biosynthetic process biological_process
GO:0005887 integral to plasma membrane cellular_component
GO:0016020 membrane cellular_component
GO:0016021 integral to membrane cellular_component
GO:0016757 transferase activity, transferring glycosyl groups molecular_function
GO:0050501 hyaluronan synthase activity molecular_function