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Aliases for COL21A1 Gene

Aliases for COL21A1 Gene

  • Collagen, Type XXI, Alpha 1 2 3
  • Alpha 1 Chain-Like Collagen 3
  • Collagen Alpha-1(XXI) Chain 3
  • Alpha 1 Type XXI Collagen 3
  • DJ682J15.1 3
  • DJ708F5.1 3
  • COLA1L 3
  • COL1AL 4
  • FP633 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COL21A1 Gene

  • GC06M055923
  • GC06M055968
  • GC06M055756

Summaries for COL21A1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for COL21A1 Gene

  • 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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for COL21A1 Gene

COL21A1 (Collagen, Type XXI, Alpha 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Proteoglycans in cancer and ERK Signaling. An important paralog of this gene is COL25A1.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for COL21A1 Gene

Genomics for COL21A1 Gene

Genomic Location for COL21A1 Gene

56,056,590 bp from pter
56,394,094 bp from pter
337,505 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for COL21A1 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for COL21A1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for COL21A1 Gene

No data available for Regulatory Elements for COL21A1 Gene

Proteins for COL21A1 Gene

  • Protein details for COL21A1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Collagen alpha-1(XXI) chain
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6NIX5
    • B2R8J9
    • Q49A51
    • Q71RF4
    • Q8WXV8
    • Q9H0V3

    Protein attributes for COL21A1 Gene

    957 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    99369 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAH45597.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=478; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for COL21A1 Gene


neXtProt entry for COL21A1 Gene

Proteomics data for COL21A1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for COL21A1 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn62
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for COL21A1 Gene

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  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for COL21A1

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for COL21A1 Gene

Domains for COL21A1 Gene

Gene Families for COL21A1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for COL21A1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 7 collagen-like domains.
  • Belongs to the fibril-associated collagens with interrupted helices (FACIT) family.
  • Contains 7 collagen-like domains.
  • Contains 1 laminin G-like domain.
  • Contains 1 VWFA domain.
  • Belongs to the fibril-associated collagens with interrupted helices (FACIT) family.
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Function for COL21A1 Gene

Molecular function for COL21A1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
Stimulated by PDGF/platelet-derived growth factor.

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miRNA for COL21A1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target COL21A1

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for COL21A1

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Phenotypes , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for COL21A1 Gene

Localization for COL21A1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COL21A1 Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix. Cytoplasm. Note=Found in the extracellular matrix component of blood vessel walls and in the cytoplasm of cultured human aortic smooth muscle.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for COL21A1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for COL21A1 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
endoplasmic reticulum 4
lysosome 1
mitochondrion 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for COL21A1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005578 proteinaceous extracellular matrix IEA --
GO:0005581 collagen trimer IEA --
GO:0005788 endoplasmic reticulum lumen TAS --
GO:0031012 colocalizes_with extracellular matrix IDA 20551380
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Pathways for COL21A1 Gene

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Interacting Proteins for COL21A1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for COL21A1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0030198 extracellular matrix organization TAS --
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Transcripts for COL21A1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for COL21A1 Gene

Collagen, type XXI, alpha 1:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for COL21A1 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b · 6c · 6d ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15a · 15b ^ 16a · 16b
SP1: -
SP2: -
SP4: - -
SP5: - - -

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for COL21A1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for COL21A1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for COL21A1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Artery - Aorta (7.7) and Artery - Coronary (4.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for COL21A1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Spinal cord (14.9), Placenta (13.0), and Pancreatic juice (8.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for COL21A1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for COL21A1 Gene Hs.47629

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for COL21A1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in lymph node, jejunum, pancreas, stomach, trachea, testis, uterus and placenta; moderately expressed in brain, colon, lung, prostate, spinal cord, salivary gland and vascular smooth-muscle cells and very weakly expressed in heart, liver, kidney, bone marrow, spleen, thymus, skeletal muscle, adrenal gland and peripheral leukocytes. Expression in heart was higher in the right ventricle and atrium than in the left ventricle and atrium.
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No data available for Expression partners for COL21A1 Gene

Orthologs for COL21A1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for COL21A1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia COL21A1 35
  • 88.77 (n)
  • 89.76 (a)
COL21A1 36
  • 90 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia COL21A1 35
  • 91.54 (n)
  • 92.27 (a)
COL21A1 36
  • 92 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia COL21A1 35
  • 99.55 (n)
  • 99.69 (a)
COL21A1 36
  • 99 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia COL21A1 36
  • 84 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia COL21A1 36
  • 77 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves COL21A1 35
  • 74.92 (n)
  • 77.32 (a)
COL21A1 36
  • 77 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia COL21A1 36
  • 75 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia col21a1 35
  • 68.34 (n)
  • 66.25 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC100333837 35
  • 61.76 (n)
  • 61.04 (a)
COL21A1 36
  • 60 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea col-135 36
  • 31 (a)
Species with no ortholog for COL21A1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • mouse (Mus musculus)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for COL21A1 Gene

Gene Tree for COL21A1 (if available)
Gene Tree for COL21A1 (if available)

Paralogs for COL21A1 Gene

Paralogs for COL21A1 Gene

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Variants for COL21A1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for COL21A1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1480 -- 56,096,191(+) TGCCT(A/G)CAGCC intron-variant
rs140848 -- 56,223,920(-) GGAAA(-/TAAGA)TAAGA intron-variant
rs140863 -- 56,215,086(+) AAAAC(-/TG)AGAAA intron-variant
rs735113 -- 56,152,001(+) ATTTG(A/G)GCTGA intron-variant
rs742496 -- 56,152,604(-) TCTAT(A/G)ACTCT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for COL21A1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv885911 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv526703 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv819041 CNV Gain 19587683
esv27231 CNV Loss 19812545
esv2427713 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv2732118 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2732119 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv993486 CNV Deletion 20482838
nsv349404 CNV Loss 16902084
esv1388199 CNV Deletion 17803354
nsv5313 CNV Insertion 18451855

Relevant External Links for COL21A1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COL21A1 Gene

Disorders for COL21A1 Gene

Relevant External Links for COL21A1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator

No disorders were found for COL21A1 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for COL21A1 Gene

Publications for COL21A1 Gene

  1. A new FACIT of the collagen family: COL21A1. (PMID: 11566190) Fitzgerald J. … Bateman J.F. (FEBS Lett. 2001) 2 3 4 23
  2. Genomic organization and characterization of the human type XXI collagen (COL21A1) gene. (PMID: 11863369) Chou M.-Y. … Li H.-C. (Genomics 2002) 3 4 23
  3. Towards a catalog of human genes and proteins: sequencing and analysis of 500 novel complete protein coding human cDNAs. (PMID: 11230166) Wiemann S. … Poustka A. (Genome Res. 2001) 3 4
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  5. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose J.E. … Uhl G.R. (Mol. Med. 2010) 3 48

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