, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 165-192

Biochemical characteristics and biological significance of the genetically-distinct collagens

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Summary

In recent years it has become evident that genetic polymorphism is dramatically expressed in the structural protein, collagen. Current information on the biochemical properties, biosynthesis, and tissue distribution of Type I, II, and III collagens is summarized with special reference to possible unique functional roles fulfilled by each of these collagens.

An invited article