The discoidin domain receptor DDR2 is a receptor for type X collagen.

@article{Leitinger2006TheDD,
  title={The discoidin domain receptor DDR2 is a receptor for type X collagen.},
  author={Birgit Leitinger and Alvin P. L. Kwan},
  journal={Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={355-64}
}
During endochondral ossification, collagen X is deposited in the hypertrophic zone of the growth plate. Our previous results have shown that collagen X is capable of interacting directly with chondrocytes, primarily via integrin alpha2beta1. In this study, we determined whether collagen X could also interact with the non-integrin collagen receptors, discoidin domain receptors (DDRs), DDR1 or DDR2. The widely expressed DDRs are receptor tyrosine kinases that are activated by a number of… CONTINUE READING

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