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|type IV collagen family|
|Sequence:||2; NC_000002.12 (227164589..227314792)|
Alpha 3 and alpha 4 type IV collagens are colocalized and present in kidney, eye, basement membranes of lens capsule, cochlea, lung, skeletal muscle, aorta, synaptic fibers, fetal kidney and fetal lung. PubMed:8083201 reports similar levels of expression of alpha 3 and alpha 4 type IV collagens in kidney, but PubMed:7523402 reports that in kidney levels of alpha 3 type IV collagen are significantly lower than those of alpha 4 type IV collagen. According to PubMed:8083201, alpha 3 type IV collagen is not detected in heart, brain, placenta, liver, pancreas, extrasynaptic muscle fibers, endoneurial and perineurial nerves, fetal brain, fetal heart and fetal liver. According to PubMed:7523402, alpha 3 type IV collagen is strongly expressed in pancreas, neuroretina and calvaria and not expressed in adrenal, ileum and skin. Isoform 1 and isoform 3 are strongly expressed in kidney, lung, suprarenal capsule, muscle and spleen, in each of these tissues isoform 1 is more abundant than isoform 3. Isoform 1 and isoform 3 are expressed at low levels in artery, fat, pericardium and peripherical nerve, but not in placenta, mesangium, skin, pleura and cultured umbilical endothelial cells.
Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix, basement membrane. Colocalizes with COL4A4 and COL4A5 in GBM, tubular basement membrane (TBM) and synaptic basal lamina (BL).