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Collagen, type IV, alpha 3 (Goodpasture antigen)
Symbol(s) COL4A3;
External IDs OMIM: 120070 MGI: 104688 Homologene: 68033
RNA expression pattern

More reference expression data

Human Mouse
Entrez 1285 12828
Ensembl ENSG00000169031 na
Uniprot Q01955 na
Refseq NM_000091 (mRNA)
NP_000082 (protein)
NM_007734 (mRNA)
NP_031760 (protein)
Location Chr 2: 227.81 - 227.88 Mb na
Pubmed search [1] [2]

Collagen, type IV, alpha 3 (Goodpasture antigen), also known as COL4A3, is a human gene.[1]

Type IV collagen, the major structural component of basement membranes, is a multimeric protein composed of 3 alpha subunits. These subunits are encoded by 6 different genes, alpha 1 through alpha 6, each of which can form a triple helix structure with 2 other subunits to form type IV collagen. This gene encodes alpha 3. In the Goodpasture syndrome, autoantibodies bind to the collagen molecules in the basement membranes of alveoli and glomeruli. The epitopes that elicit these autoantibodies are localized largely to the non-collagenous C-terminal domain of the protein. A specific kinase phosphorylates amino acids in this same C-terminal region and the expression of this kinase is upregulated during pathogenesis. There are multiple alternate transcripts that appear to be unique to this human alpha 3 gene and alternate splicing is restricted to the six exons that encode this C-terminal domain. This gene is also linked to an autosomal recessive form of Alport syndrome. The mutations contributing to this syndrome are also located within the exons that encode this C-terminal region. Like the other members of the type IV collagen gene family, this gene is organized in a head-to-head conformation with another type IV collagen gene so that each gene pair shares a common promoter. Some exons of this gene are interspersed with exons of an uncharacterized gene which is on the opposite strand.[1]


  1. ^ a b Entrez Gene: COL4A3 collagen, type IV, alpha 3 (Goodpasture antigen).

Further reading

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  • Quinones S, Bernal D, García-Sogo M, et al. (1992). "Exon/intron structure of the human alpha 3(IV) gene encompassing the Goodpasture antigen (alpha 3(IV)NC1). Identification of a potentially antigenic region at the triple helix/NC1 domain junction.". J. Biol. Chem. 267 (28): 19780-4. PMID 1400291.
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