Genomic structure and embryonic expression of zebrafish lysyl hydroxylase 1 and lysyl hydroxylase 2.


Collagen biosynthesis in both invertebrates and vertebrates is critically dependent upon the activity of lysyl hydroxylase (LH) enzymes. In humans, mutations in the genes encoding LH1 and LH2 have been shown to cause two distinct connective tissue disorders, Ehlers-Danlos (Type VIA) and Bruck syndromes. While the biochemical properties of these enzymes have… (More)