Aliases for COL1A1 Gene
External Ids for COL1A1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COL1A1 Gene
This gene encodes the pro-alpha1 chains of type I collagen whose triple helix comprises two alpha1 chains and one alpha2 chain. Type I is a fibril-forming collagen found in most connective tissues and is abundant in bone, cornea, dermis and tendon. Mutations in this gene are associated with osteogenesis imperfecta types I-IV, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIIA, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Classical type, Caffey Disease and idiopathic osteoporosis. Reciprocal translocations between chromosomes 17 and 22, where this gene and the gene for platelet-derived growth factor beta are located, are associated with a particular type of skin tumor called dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, resulting from unregulated expression of the growth factor. 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 COL1A1 Gene
COL1A1 (Collagen Type I Alpha 1 Chain) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with COL1A1 include Caffey Disease and Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Type I. Among its related pathways are Collagen chain trimerization and Integrin Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and platelet-derived growth factor binding. An important paralog of this gene is COL2A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for COL1A1 Gene
Type I collagen is a member of group I collagen (fibrillar forming collagen).