Collagen, type VIII, alpha 2

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Aliases COL8A2, FECD, FECD1, PPCD, PPCD2, collagen type VIII alpha 2, collagen type VIII alpha 2 chain
External IDs OMIM: 120252 MGI: 88464 HomoloGene: 55879 GeneCards: COL8A2
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 1 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 1 (human)[1]
Chromosome 1 (human)
Genomic location for COL8A2
Genomic location for COL8A2
Band 1p34.3 Start 36,095,239 bp[1]
End 36,125,222 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr 1: 36.1 – 36.13 Mb Chr 4: 126.29 – 126.31 Mb
PubMed search [3] [4]
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Collagen alpha-2(VIII) chain is a protein that in humans is encoded by the COL8A2 gene.[5][6] Mutations of the gene are linked to posterior polymorphous dystrophy type 2.


  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000171812 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000056174 - Ensembl, May 2017
  3. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  5. ^ Biswas S, Munier FL, Yardley J, Hart-Holden N, Perveen R, Cousin P, Sutphin JE, Noble B, Batterbury M, Kielty C, Hackett A, Bonshek R, Ridgway A, McLeod D, Sheffield VC, Stone EM, Schorderet DF, Black GC (Nov 2001). "Missense mutations in COL8A2, the gene encoding the alpha2 chain of type VIII collagen, cause two forms of corneal endothelial dystrophy". Hum Mol Genet. 10 (21): 2415–23. doi:10.1093/hmg/10.21.2415. PMID 11689488.
  6. ^ "Entrez Gene: COL8A2 collagen, type VIII, alpha 2".

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