CA Repeat Polymorphism of the COL6A3 Gene on Chromosome 2q37

Hum Hered. Jul-Aug 1998;48(4):235-6. doi: 10.1159/000022808.


A CA dinucleotide repeat has been identified in an intron of the human alpha3(VI) collagen gene (COL6A3) located on chromosome 2q37. Analysis of 100 chromosomes in unrelated Caucasians has demonstrated the existence of eight alleles, and the allelic frequencies have been determined.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 2*
  • Collagen / genetics*
  • Collagen Diseases / genetics
  • Dinucleotide Repeats / genetics
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / genetics
  • Gene Frequency
  • Humans
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*


  • Collagen