Immunohistochemical staining of human epididymis with COL15A1 polyclonal antibody (Cat # PAB20976) shows distinct positivity of collagen fibers and endothelial cells in the stroma at 1:200-1:500 dilution.
This gene encodes the alpha chain of type XV collagen, a member of the FACIT collagen family (fibril-associated collagens with interrupted helices). Type XV collagen has a wide tissue distribution but the strongest expression is localized to basement membrane zones so it may function to adhere basement membranes to underlying connective tissue stroma. Mouse studies have shown that collagen XV deficiency is associated with muscle and microvessel deterioration. [provided by RefSeq
OTTHUMP00000063794,alpha 1 type XV collagen,collagen XV, alpha-1 polypeptide,collagen type XV proteoglycan