Assignment of the human pro alpha 2(I) collagen structural gene (COLIA2) to chromosome 7 by molecular hybridization. Academic Article uri icon


  • A cDNA for the pro alpha 2 chain of human type I collagen has been recently cloned and amplified. We have used this specific probe to identify the human chromosome carrying the pro alpha 2(I) collagen gene. The DNA from 17 independent human/hamster and human/mouse somatic cell hybrids was digested by Eco RI and the restriction pattern analyzed in Southern blot experiments, using the 32P-labeled cDNA as a hybridization probe. The gene coding for the pro alpha 2 collagen subunit could be unambiguously assigned to human chromosome 7. All the other chromosomes, including chromosome 17, were excluded.

published proceedings

  • Am J Hum Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Junien, C., Weil, D., Myers, J. C., Van Cong, N., Chu, M. L., Foubert, C., ... Ramirez, F.

citation count

  • 69

complete list of authors

  • Junien, C||Weil, D||Myers, JC||Van Cong, N||Chu, ML||Foubert, C||Gross, MS||Prockop, DJ||Kaplan, JC||Ramirez, F

publication date

  • May 1982