The molecule is composed of three distinct LY- chains, two having molecular masses of 68 kDa and the third of 84 kDa [6]. Considerable structural information has now been determined for both the avian and the mammalian molecules [l-5]. Here, we uncover the structural basis for both chain selection and stagger formation of a collagen molecule. The C-terminal NC1 domain has complement C1q-like structure. Type IX Collagen Disorders: Mutations occur in the genes COL9A1, COL9A2, and COL9A3. This type of collagen is present in type II and XI fibrils and also in cartilage. Instead it is regularly cross-linked to the surface of the collagen fibrils, which have a core formed by the type II and V/XI collagens. Type IX collagen; Cartilage; Fibrillogenesis; Immuno-localization 1. Panel B: Nucleus pulposus. Type IX collagen represents up to 25% of the collagen in the heterotypic vitreous fibrils and it is made up of three distinct α-chains, that is, α1(IX)α2(IX)α3(IX). It is not a fibril-forming collagen. Collagen alpha-1(XII) chain is a protein that in humans is encoded by the COL12A1 gene.. Thus there must be mechanisms that control composition and stagger during collagen folding. Human mutations of collagen IX genes, which predict in-frame deletion of a part of the COL3 domain, produce a chondrodysplasia phenotype, multiple epiphyseal dysplasias, featuring early onset … This gene encodes the alpha chain of type XII collagen, a member of the FACIT (fibril-associated collagens with interrupted triple helices) collagen family. Immunolocalization of type IX collagen on ox tail disc. All the human disc tissue analyzed was from discs in the spinal segment L3 to S1 except one fracture … Three distinct chains (α1, α2 and α3) of the non-collagenous domain 2 (NC2) of type IX collagen are … Conditions that arise from mutations in type IX collagen include EDM2 and EDM3. Full Text. INTRODUCTION Type IX collagen is one of several minor col- lagens found in articular cartilage. There are … Figure 2. This observation is consistent with the in vivo localisation studies of type IX collagen. Panel A: inner annulus. Type IX collagen was strongly detected in pericellular and inter-territorial matrix in NP and inner annulus, but not in outer annulus (not shown) where type I collagen is more prominent . These observations suggested that type IX collagen contributes to the stabilization of the network of thin fibers of the extracellular matrix of cartilage by interactions of its triple helical domains with several fibrils at or close to their intersections. Mutations in this gene are associated with Schmid type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia (SMCD) and Japanese type spondylometaphyseal … Using the immunogold labelling technique, type IX collagen was shown to be located evenly on small fibrils … The effect of type IX on in vitro fibrillogenesis of type II collagen indicated that, while not preventing fibrillogenesis, the presence of type IX collagen reduced the size of the type II fibre aggregates. It is a member of the family of fibril-associated collagens with interrupted triple helices … Type XII collagen is a homotrimer found in association with type I collagen, an association that is thought to modify the interactions between collagen I fibrils and … Type IX collagen, a heterotrimer of genetically distinct α1(IX), α2(IX) and α3(IX) chains, consists of three triple-helical domains, COL1, COL2 and COL3, and four non-helical domains, NC1–NC4. 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