Information contained in the amino acid sequence of theα1(I)-chain of collagen and its consequences upon the formation of the triple helix, of fibrils and crosslinks


The molecule of type I collagen from skin consists of twoα1(I)-chains and oneα2-chain. The sequence of the entireα1-chain comprising 1052 residues is summarily presented and discussed. Apart from the 279 residues ofα1(I)-CB8 whose sequence has been established for rat skin collagen, all sequences have been determined for calf skin collagen. In order to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01792765

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