The C terminus of collagen SQT-3 has complex and essential functions in nematode collagen assembly.

@article{Novelli2006TheCT,
  title={The C terminus of collagen SQT-3 has complex and essential functions in nematode collagen assembly.},
  author={Jacopo Novelli and Antony P. Page and Jonathan Hodgkin},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={172 4},
  pages={2253-67}
}
The nematode exoskeleton is a multilayered structure secreted by the underlying hypodermal cells and mainly composed of small collagens, which are encoded by a large gene family. In previous work, we reported analysis of the C. elegans dpy-31 locus, encoding a hypodermally expressed zinc-metalloprotease of the BMP-1/TOLLOID family essential for viability and cuticle deposition. We have generated a large set of extragenic suppressors of dpy-31 lethality, most of which we show here to be allelic… CONTINUE READING

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