Collagen type IV binds laminin-111

Stable Identifier
Reaction [binding]
Mus musculus
SVG |   | PPTX  | SBGN
Collagen type IV binds laminin-111

Type IV collagen (Yurchenco & Furthmayr 1984) and laminin (Yurchenco et al. 1985,1992, Cheng et al. 1997) are able to self-assemble in vitro, forming lattice-like laminin-collagen polymeric networks which resemble in vivo laminin-collagen matrices (Timpl & Brown 1996). Purified laminins are the only basement membrane component able to assemble on cell surfaces in the absence of other components (McKee et al. 2007). Laminin knockouts prevent basement membrane assembly, arresting development at a much earlier stage than knockouts of other ECM components such as collagen IV, nidogens (entactin), perlecan or agrin (Yurchenko et al. 2004). This suggests a regulatory function for the laminin network.

Laminin molecules bind each other in a three-way interaction that involves the LN domains at the end of the three short arms. Each interaction involves one each of alpha, beta and gamma laminin subunits (Yurchenko & Cheng 1993, McKee et al. 2007) forming a polygonal structure (Yurchenko et al. 1992). In basement membranes collagen type IV and laminin are found in an approximately 1:1 molar ratio (Kleinman et al. 1986).

Binding between laminin and collagen type IV is primarily facilitated by nidogen (Aumailley et al. 1989, Fox et al. 1991), but direct binding has been observed (Charonis et al. 1985, Rao et al. 1985), with laminin-111 (laminin-1) binding to type IV collagen through its short arms (Laurie et al. 1986).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
3921025 Binding domain for laminin on type IV collagen

Liotta, LA, Margulies, IM, Rao, CN

Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1985
3997977 Binding of laminin to type IV collagen: a morphological study

Yurchenco, PD, Tsilibary, EC, Furthmayr, H, Charonis, AS

J Cell Biol 1985
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