Collagen family of proteins.

  title={Collagen family of proteins.},
  author={Michel van der Rest and Robert Garrone},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  volume={5 13},
Collagen molecules are structural macro-molecules of the extracellular matrix that include in their structure one or several domains that have a characteristic triple helical conformation. They have been classified by types that define distinct sets of polypeptide chains that can form homo- and heterotrimeric assemblies. All the collagen molecules participate in supramolecular aggregates that are stabilized in part by interactions between triple helical domains. Fourteen collagen types have… CONTINUE READING