Aliases for COL19A1 Gene
External Ids for COL19A1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COL19A1 Gene
This gene encodes the alpha chain of type XIX collagen, a member of the FACIT collagen family (fibril-associated collagens with interrupted helices). Although the function of this collagen is not known, other members of this collagen family are found in association with fibril-forming collagens such as type I and II, and serve to maintain the integrity of the extracellular matrix. The transcript produced from this gene has an unusually large 3' UTR which has not been completely sequenced. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for COL19A1 Gene
COL19A1 (Collagen Type XIX Alpha 1 Chain) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Degradation of the extracellular matrix and Phospholipase-C Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include extracellular matrix structural constituent and protein binding, bridging. An important paralog of this gene is COL22A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COL19A1 Gene
May act as a cross-bridge between fibrils and other extracellular matrix molecules. Involved in skeletal myogenesis in the developing esophagus. May play a role in organization of the pericellular matrix or the sphinteric smooth muscle.