Sc65-Null Mice Provide Evidence for a Novel Endoplasmic Reticulum Complex Regulating Collagen Lysyl Hydroxylation. Academic Article uri icon


  • Collagen is a major component of the extracellular matrix and its integrity is essential for connective tissue and organ function. The importance of proteins involved in intracellular collagen post-translational modification, folding and transport was recently highlighted from studies on recessive forms of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Here we describe the critical role of SC65 (Synaptonemal Complex 65, P3H4), a leprecan-family member, as part of an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) complex with prolyl 3-hydroxylase 3. This complex affects the activity of lysyl-hydroxylase 1 potentially through interactions with the enzyme and/or cyclophilin B. Loss of Sc65 in the mouse results in instability of this complex, altered collagen lysine hydroxylation and cross-linking leading to connective tissue defects that include low bone mass and skin fragility. This is the first indication of a prolyl-hydroxylase complex in the ER controlling lysyl-hydroxylase activity during collagen synthesis.

published proceedings

  • PLoS Genet

altmetric score

  • 2.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Heard, M. E., Besio, R., Weis, M., Rai, J., Hudson, D. M., Dimori, M., ... Morello, R.

citation count

  • 41

complete list of authors

  • Heard, Melissa E||Besio, Roberta||Weis, MaryAnn||Rai, Jyoti||Hudson, David M||Dimori, Milena||Zimmerman, Sarah M||Kamykowski, Jeffrey A||Hogue, William R||Swain, Frances L||Burdine, Marie S||Mackintosh, Samuel G||Tackett, Alan J||Suva, Larry J||Eyre, David R||Morello, Roy

editor list (cited editors)

  • Bateman, J. F.

publication date

  • April 2016