Day 319 (17q21.33-17q22): the main collagen protein

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Day 319 has 62 protein-coding genes (browser view) including COL1A1 (collagen, type I, alpha 1), which makes up Type I collagen, the most abundant collagen in the human body.

Type I collagen is important to forming skin and bone, and mutations cause problems with the bones.

Click here to see all 8325744 letters of Day 319 with COL1A1 underlined.

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