Collagen, type XXVII, alpha 1

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COL27A1
Identifiers
Aliases COL27A1, STLS, collagen type XXVII alpha 1
External IDs OMIM: 608461 MGI: 2672118 HomoloGene: 69400 GeneCards: 85301
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_032161
NM_032888

NM_025685

RefSeq (protein)

NP_116277.2

NP_079961.3

Location (UCSC) Chr 9: 114.16 – 114.31 Mb Chr 4: 63.21 – 63.33 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Collagen alpha-1 (XXVII) chain (COL27A1) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the COL27A1 gene.[1]

COL27A1 is a type XXVII collagen. It was discovered by James Pace.[2] This gene appears to be turned on in cartilage, the eye, and in the ear. Type XXVII collagen is related to the "fibrillar" class of collagens and may play a role in development of the skeleton.

Fibrillar collagens, such as COL27A1, compose one of the most ancient families of extracellular matrix molecules. They form major structural elements in extracellular matrices of cartilage, skin, and tendon.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: collagen". 
  2. ^ Pace JM, Corrado M, Missero C, Byers PH (March 2003). "Identification, characterization and expression analysis of a new fibrillar collagen gene, COL27A1". Matrix Biol. 22 (1): 3–14. doi:10.1016/S0945-053X(03)00007-6. PMID 12714037. 
  3. ^ Boot-Handford RP, Tuckwell DS, Plumb DA, Rock CF, Poulsom R (August 2003). "A novel and highly conserved collagen (pro(alpha)1(XXVII)) with a unique expression pattern and unusual molecular characteristics establishes a new clade within the vertebrate fibrillar collagen family". J. Biol. Chem. 278 (33): 31067–77. doi:10.1074/jbc.M212889200. PMID 12766169. 

Further reading[edit]

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.