collagen receptors

Summary

Summary: Cell surface receptors that modulate signal transduction between cells and the EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX. They are found in many cell types and are involved in the maintenance and regulation of cell shape and behavior, including PLATELET ACTIVATION and aggregation, through many different signaling pathways and differences in their affinities for collagen isoforms. Collagen receptors include DISCOIDIN DOMAIN RECEPTORS; INTEGRINS; and GP6, one of the PLATELET MEMBRANE GLYCOPROTEINS.