Wide distribution of the skin type I collagen alpha 3 chain in bony fish.

  • S. Kimura
  • Published 1992 in
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B…


1. Skin Type I collagens were isolated from the five species of non-teleostean fish and examined with respect to their subunit chains. 2. In addition to alpha 1(I) and alpha 2(I) chains, a fish-specific chain, alpha 3(I), was previously found only in teleostean fish. The present study, however, has revealed the occurrence of alpha 3(I) in a chondrostean… (More)


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