Collagen gene expression.

  title={Collagen gene expression.},
  author={Sherrill L. Adams},
  journal={American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology},
  volume={1 3},
Collagens are extracellular matrix proteins that play important structural roles in many tissues and organs. Thirteen types of collagen, the products of 23 genes, have been described. Most of the collagen genes are developmentally regulated; a given tissue or cell type expresses only a subset of the collagen genes. Type I collagen, the most abundant protein in vertebrate connective tissues, is produced by most cells of mesenchymal origin except hyaline cartilage. Each tissue or cell type… CONTINUE READING


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