Genetic Defects of Collagen Xi

Abstract

Collagen XI is a minor component of articular cartilage collagen fibrils together with collagen IX. They are in close functional relationship with the major cartilage collagen II. Collagen XI has been suggested to play a role in regulating the diameter of collagen II fibrils. Together these collagens form a supportive framework in the extracellular matrix… (More)

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