This gene encodes an alpha chain for one of the low abundance fibrillar collagens. Fibrillar collagen molecules are trimers that can be composed of one or more types of alpha chains. Type V collagen is found in tissues containing type I collagen and appears to regulate the assembly of heterotypic fibers composed of both type I and type V collagen. This gene product is closely related to type XI collagen and it is possible that the collagen chains of types V and XI constitute a single collagen type with tissue-specific chain combinations. The encoded procollagen protein occurs commonly as the heterotrimer pro-alpha1(V)-pro-alpha1(V)-pro-alpha2(V). Mutations in this gene are associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, types I and II. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]

  • Blood vessel development
  • Heart morphogenesis
  • Cell adhesion
  • Cell migration
  • Extracellular matrix organization
  • Ehlers-danlos syndrome, classic type, 1
  • Classic ehlers-danlos syndrome
  • Ehlers-danlos syndrome, classic type, 2
  • Ehlers-danlos syndrome
  • Nail-patella syndrome

Structure of protein CSRP3.Based on PyMOL rendering of PDB 2O10.

Gene Location