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col6a2

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Official Full Name
collagen, type VI, alpha 2
Background
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.
Synonyms
COL6A2; collagen, type VI, alpha 2; collagen alpha-2(VI) chain; Collagen alpha 2(VI) chain; Collagen VI alpha 2 polypeptide; PP3610; OTTHUMP00000115568; OTTHUMP00000115569; OTTHUMP00000115570; collagen VI, alpha-2 polypeptide; human mRNA for collagen VI alpha-2 C-terminal globular domain; type VI collagen alpha-2 subunit