Tracing the evolution of vertebrate fibrillar collagens from an ancestral alpha chain.

@article{Exposito2000TracingTE,
  title={Tracing the evolution of vertebrate fibrillar collagens from an ancestral alpha chain.},
  author={J Y Exposito and Caroline Cluzel and Claire Lethias and Robert Garrone},
  journal={Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={275-9}
}
From considerations of gene structure, phylogenetic analysis, modular organisation of related proteins and fibril shapes, we suggest a model for the evolution of contemporary vertebrate fibrillar collagens from a common ancestral alpha chain.