Summary of COL1A1

The COL1A1 gene encodes instructions for making part of a large molecule called type I collagen. Collagens are a family of proteins that strengthen and support many tissues in the body, including cartilage, bone, tendon, and skin (R). 

Mutations of this gene can cause skin and bone diseases (R). 

The Function of COL1A1

Type I collagen is a member of group I collagen (fibrillar forming collagen).

Protein names

Recommended name:

Collagen alpha-1

Short name:


Alternative name(s):

Alpha-1 type I collagen

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

COL1A1 Interacts with These Diseases

Substances That Increase COL1A1

Substances That Decrease COL1A1

Advanced Summary

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity