Collagen VI

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Collagen VI is a form of collagen primarily associated with the extracellular matrix of skeletal muscle.[1] Collagen VI molecules are made up of three alpha chains: α1(VI), α2(VI), and α3(VI).[2] It is associated with the genes COL6A1, COL6A2, COL6A3 and COL6A5.

Defects are associated with Bethlem myopathy and Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy.[3][4][5]


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  3. ^ Katrin Lampe, Anne; M Flanigan, Kevin; Mary Bushby, Katharine; Hicks, Debbie (2012-08-09). Collagen Type VI-Related Disorders. NBK1503.  In Pagon RA, Bird TD, Dolan CR, et al., eds. (1993–). GeneReviews™ [Internet]. Seattle WA: University of Washington, Seattle.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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  5. ^ Merlini L, Bernardi P (October 2008). "Therapy of collagen VI-related myopathies (Bethlem and Ullrich)". Neurotherapeutics. 5 (4): 613–8. PMID 19019314. doi:10.1016/j.nurt.2008.08.004. 

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