FACIT collagen

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FACIT collagen (Fibril Associated Collagens with Interrupted Triple helices[1]) refers to a type of collagen which is also a proteoglycan.[2]

FACIT collagens include collagen types IX, XII, XIV, XIX,[2] and XXI.[3][4]


  1. http://db.yeastgenome.org/cgi-bin/GO/go.pl?goid=5593
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://biol.lancs.ac.uk/gig/pages/pg/facit.htm
  3. Fitzgerald J, Bateman J (2001). "A new FACIT of the collagen family: COL21A1". FEBS Lett. 505 (2): 275–80. PMID 11566190.
  4. Tuckwell D (2002). "Identification and analysis of collagen alpha 1(XXI), a novel member of the FACIT collagen family". Matrix Biol. 21 (1): 63–6. PMID 11827793.