MED and pseudoachondroplasia genes (WP4789)
Adapted from: Genetic mouse models for the functional analysis of the perifibrillar components collagen IX, COMP and matrilin-3: Implications for growth cartilage differentiation and endochondral ossification by Frank Zaucke and Susanne Grässel [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19554514]. Model for supramolecular assembly of cartilage fibrils and filaments into fibrillar networks: Matrilin-3 and COMP act as adaptor molecules to interconnect D-periodically banded fibrils with each other and/or with collagen VI beaded filaments to generate a heterotypic fibrillar network. The interaction may be mediated either by matrilin-1 / -3 binding directly to collagen IX or via COMP, which associates with the NC domains of collagen IX. Linked with a dotted arrow to the GeneProduct nodes are diseases caused by mutation in the respective gene.
AuthorsRitchie Lee , Kristina Hanspers , Friederike Ehrhart , Andreas Zankl , and Eric Weitz
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