Aliases for COL21A1 Gene
External Ids for COL21A1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COL21A1 Gene
This gene encodes the alpha chain of type XXI collagen, a member of the FACIT (fibril-associated collagens with interrupted helices) collagen family. Type XXI collagen is localized to tissues containing type I collagen and maintains the integrity of the extracellular matrix. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2016]
GeneCards Summary for COL21A1 Gene
COL21A1 (Collagen Type XXI Alpha 1 Chain) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Integrin Pathway and Collagen biosynthesis and modifying enzymes. An important paralog of this gene is COL22A1.