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Medical Term:

collagen type IV a-3 gene


Definition: a mutation of this gene is responsible for some cases of Alport syndrome; located at 2q36–37; gene encodes protein components of the glomerular basement membrane in the kidney and of the basilar membrane, spiral ligament, and stria vascularis of the cochlea.

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