The minor collagens in articular cartilage

@inproceedings{Luo2017TheMC,
  title={The minor collagens in articular cartilage},
  author={Yunyun Luo and Dovilė Sinkevi{\vc}iūtė and Yi He and Morten Asser Karsdal and Yves Henrotin and Ali Mobasheri and Patrik {\"O}nnerfjord and Anne C Bay-Jensen},
  booktitle={Protein & Cell},
  year={2017}
}
Articular cartilage is a connective tissue consisting of a specialized extracellular matrix (ECM) that dominates the bulk of its wet and dry weight. Type II collagen and aggrecan are the main ECM proteins in cartilage. However, little attention has been paid to less abundant molecular components, especially minor collagens, including type IV, VI, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, and XIV, etc. Although accounting for only a small fraction of the mature matrix, these minor collagens not only play essential… CONTINUE READING
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