Collagen XVII

Author: Kara Hamilton, M.S., Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 December 2015, last major update July 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2015,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Collagen XVII. website. Accessed February 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
Diagrams / tables

Basement membrane cell adhesion


Fig A, part a: keratinocytes

Positive staining - normal
  • Stratified and complex epithelia such as skin, mucous membranes, eye
  • First trimester and term syncytial and cytotrophoblastic cells of normal placenta and hemidesmosomes of amniotic epithelium (Matrix Biol 2008;27:190)
Positive staining - disease