Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 165–192

Biochemical characteristics and biological significance of the genetically-distinct collagens

  • Edward J. Miller
General and Review Articles b. review articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01731779

Cite this article as:
Miller, E.J. Mol Cell Biochem (1976) 13: 165. doi:10.1007/BF01731779


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.

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© Dr. W. Junk b.v. Publishers 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward J. Miller
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  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Institute of Dental ResearchUniversity of Alabama Medical Center, University StationBirminghamUSA

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