Collagens at a glance

Jürgen Brinckmann*

*Corresponding author for this work
36 Citations (Scopus)


Collagens are a still growing family of proteins with an extraordinary heterogeneity: Today, 27 collagen types are known which are encoded by over 40 different genes. The diversity not only concerns the molecular assembly and the supramolecular structures but is also mirrored by tissue distribution, function and pathology of the collagen types. To become familiar with the collagen superfamily and to obtain a quick overview, we compiled Table 1 covering the "essentials" of the individual collagens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollagen: Primer in Structure, Processing and Assembly
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication date12.04.2005
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-23272-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-31472-1
Publication statusPublished - 12.04.2005

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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