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col21a1

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Official Full Name
collagen, type XXI, alpha 1
Background
This gene encodes the alpha chain of type XXI collagen, a member of the FACIT collagen family (fibril-associated collagens with interrupted helices). Type XXI collagen is localized to tissues containing type I collagen so, like other members of this collagen family, it may serve to maintain the integrity of the extracellular matrix. An alternatively spliced transcript variant has been described, but its full-length nature has yet to be determined.
Synonyms
COL21A1; collagen, type XXI, alpha 1; collagen alpha-1(XXI) chain; COL20A1; COL21A1 protein; COLA1L; Collagen alpha 1 chain like; Collagen type XXI alpha 1 Fragment; FP633; Uncharacterized protein COL21A1; alpha 1 type XXI collagen; alpha 1 chain-like collagen; dJ708F5.1; dJ682J15.1; FLJ39125; FLJ44623; MGC26619; DKFZp564B052; FP633, COLA1L, dJ708F5.1, dJ682J15.1