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COL6A2 collagen, type VI, alpha 2

Also known as: PP3610

Summary

This gene encodes one of the three alpha chains of type VI collagen, a beaded filament collagen found in most connective tissues. The product of this gene contains several domains similar to von Willebrand Factor type A domains. These domains have been shown to bind extracellular matrix proteins, an interaction that explains the importance of this collagen in organizing matrix components. Mutations in this gene are associated with Bethlem myopathy and Ullrich scleroatonic muscular dystrophy. Three transcript variants have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

Genomic context

Location:
21q22.3
Sequence:
Chromosome: 21; NC_000021.9 (46098119..46132849)
Total number of exons:
29

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