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Aliases for COL6A6 Gene

Aliases for COL6A6 Gene

  • Collagen Type VI Alpha 6 Chain 2 3 5
  • Collagen, Type VI, Alpha 6 2

External Ids for COL6A6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COL6A6 Gene

  • GC03P131715
  • GC03P130280
  • GC03P127663

Summaries for COL6A6 Gene

GeneCards Summary for COL6A6 Gene

COL6A6 (Collagen Type VI Alpha 6 Chain) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are RET signaling and Protein digestion and absorption. An important paralog of this gene is COL6A5.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COL6A6 Gene

  • Collagen VI acts as a cell-binding protein.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for COL6A6 Gene

Genomics for COL6A6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for COL6A6 Gene

Enhancers for COL6A6 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH03F130576 0.7 ENCODE 11.8 +59.6 59615 0.2 COL6A6 GC03P130592
GH03F130582 0.2 ENCODE 11.8 +65.3 65331 0.9 JUNB COL6A6 GC03P130592
GH03F130508 0.6 ENCODE 9.5 -8.1 -8061 0.8 ZNF316 MAFF MAFG EMSY MAFK NR2F2 COL6A6 GC03M130467
GH03F130516 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 0.8 +0.2 245 1.3 ZSCAN18 SUZ12 YBX1 ZIC2 ZFHX2 ZNF23 GLIS2 ZNF157 PRDM10 ZNF280C COL6A6 GC03P130592
GH03F130537 0.6 ENCODE 0.3 +20.8 20795 0.2 COL6A6 GC03P130592
- Elite enhancer/Elite enhancer-gene association Download Table
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Enhancers around COL6A6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for COL6A6 Gene

130,517,177 bp from pter
130,678,155 bp from pter
160,979 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for COL6A6 Gene

Genes around COL6A6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
COL6A6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for COL6A6 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for COL6A6 Gene

Proteins for COL6A6 Gene

  • Protein details for COL6A6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Collagen alpha-6(VI) chain
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A7DZQ0
    • A7DZQ1
    • A7DZQ2
    • Q69YT0

    Protein attributes for COL6A6 Gene

    2263 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    247173 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Trimers composed of three different chains: alpha-1(VI), alpha-2(VI), and alpha-3(VI) or alpha-5(VI) or alpha-6(VI).

    Alternative splice isoforms for COL6A6 Gene


neXtProt entry for COL6A6 Gene

Post-translational modifications for COL6A6 Gene

  • Prolines at the third position of the tripeptide repeating unit (G-X-Y) are hydroxylated in some or all of the chains.
  • Glycosylation at Asn 198, Asn 275, Asn 288, Asn 298, Asn 347, Asn 520, Asn 930, Asn 988, Asn 1290, and Asn 2034
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for COL6A6 Gene

Domains & Families for COL6A6 Gene

Gene Families for COL6A6 Gene

Protein Domains for COL6A6 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for COL6A6 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 9 VWFA domains.
  • Belongs to the type VI collagen family.
  • Contains 9 VWFA domains.
  • Belongs to the type VI collagen family.
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Function for COL6A6 Gene

Molecular function for COL6A6 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Collagen VI acts as a cell-binding protein.

Phenotypes for COL6A6 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for COL6A6:
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with COL6A6: view

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miRNA for COL6A6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target COL6A6

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for COL6A6 Gene

Localization for COL6A6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COL6A6 Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix. Note=Deposed in the extracellular matrix of skeletal muscle. {ECO:0000250}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for COL6A6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for COL6A6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
endoplasmic reticulum 3
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for COL6A6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005578 proteinaceous extracellular matrix IEA,IDA 18400749
GO:0005581 collagen trimer IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for COL6A6 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for COL6A6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007155 cell adhesion IEA --
GO:0030574 collagen catabolic process TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with COL6A6: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for COL6A6 Gene

Transcripts for COL6A6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for COL6A6 Gene

Collagen, type VI, alpha 6:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for COL6A6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for COL6A6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for COL6A6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for COL6A6 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for COL6A6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pituitary (x18.0), Lung (x11.1), and Heart - Atrial Appendage (x7.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for COL6A6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Fetal ovary (10.2), Fetal heart (8.5), Lung (8.2), and Urine (7.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for COL6A6 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of COL6A6 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for COL6A6 Gene:

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein tissue co-expression partners and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for COL6A6 Gene

Orthologs for COL6A6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for COL6A6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia COL6A6 34 35
  • 99.4 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia COL6A6 34 35
  • 87.37 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia COL6A6 34 35
  • 83.87 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Col6a6 34 16 35
  • 83.03 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Col6a6 34
  • 83.02 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 67 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 51 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves COL6A6 34
  • 51.86 (n)
-- 35
  • 21 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 35
  • 50 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100486063 34
  • 52.3 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii col6a6 34
  • 49.18 (n)
zmp:0000000759 35
  • 24 (a)
Species where no ortholog for COL6A6 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for COL6A6 Gene

Gene Tree for COL6A6 (if available)
Gene Tree for COL6A6 (if available)

Paralogs for COL6A6 Gene

(14) SIMAP similar genes for COL6A6 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins: Pseudogenes for COL6A6 Gene

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Variants for COL6A6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for COL6A6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1021207 -- 130,644,873(+) GTTGC(C/T)TTGAT intron-variant
rs10212161 -- 130,520,903(+) GAACA(A/G)GTCTA intron-variant, utr-variant-5-prime
rs1022033 -- 130,645,679(-) TCCCC(A/G)CTTTT intron-variant
rs1027858 -- 130,584,342(+) CATTT(A/C)TCTTA intron-variant
rs1032994 -- 130,635,245(+) aaaaa(A/T)aaaag intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for COL6A6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv2597n106 CNV deletion 24896259
dgv2598n106 CNV deletion 24896259
dgv83n16 CNV deletion 17901297
esv2271871 CNV deletion 18987734
esv2450346 CNV deletion 19546169
esv2639906 CNV loss 19546169
esv2725914 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2725915 CNV deletion 23290073
esv34166 CNV loss 18971310
esv3562539 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3575605 CNV gain 25503493
esv4329 CNV loss 18987735
esv5883 CNV loss 19470904
nsv1073679 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv4003 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv4004 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv4005 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv460855 CNV loss 19166990
nsv508243 CNV deletion 20534489
nsv521211 CNV loss 19592680
nsv956800 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for COL6A6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 98.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 14.65; 96.57% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for COL6A6 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COL6A6 Gene

Disorders for COL6A6 Gene

Relevant External Links for COL6A6

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for COL6A6 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for COL6A6 Gene

Publications for COL6A6 Gene

  1. The expanded collagen VI family: new chains and new questions. (PMID: 23869615) Fitzgerald J. … Hansen U. (Connect. Tissue Res. 2013) 2 3 64
  2. Three novel collagen VI chains with high homology to the alpha 3 chain. (PMID: 18276594) Gara S.K. … Wagener R. (J. Biol. Chem. 2008) 3 4 64
  3. The DNA sequence, annotation and analysis of human chromosome 3. (PMID: 16641997) Muzny D.M. … Gibbs R.A. (Nature 2006) 3 4 64
  4. New COL6A6 variant detected by whole-exome sequencing is linked to break points in intron 4 and 3'-UTR, deleting exon 5 of RHO, and causing adRP. (PMID: 26321861) de Sousa Dias M. … Carballo M. (Mol. Vis. 2015) 3 64
  5. Defective collagen VI I+6 chain expression in the skeletal muscle of patients with collagen VI-related myopathies. (PMID: 24907562) Tagliavini F. … Sabatelli P. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2014) 3 64

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