Aliases for COL3A1 Gene
External Ids for COL3A1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for COL3A1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COL3A1 Gene
This gene encodes the pro-alpha1 chains of type III collagen, a fibrillar collagen that is found in extensible connective tissues such as skin, lung, uterus, intestine and the vascular system, frequently in association with type I collagen. Mutations in this gene are associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome types IV, and with aortic and arterial aneurysms. Two transcripts, resulting from the use of alternate polyadenylation signals, have been identified for this gene. [provided by R. Dalgleish, Feb 2008]
GeneCards Summary for COL3A1 Gene
COL3A1 (Collagen Type III Alpha 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with COL3A1 include Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Type Iv and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Type Iii. Among its related pathways are Platelet activation and ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include integrin binding and SMAD binding. An important paralog of this gene is COL5A3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COL3A1 Gene
Collagen type III occurs in most soft connective tissues along with type I collagen. Involved in regulation of cortical development. Is the major ligand of GPR56 in the developing brain and binding to GPR56 inhibits neuronal migration and activates the RhoA pathway by coupling GPR56 to GNA13 and possibly GNA12.