Transmembrane collagen XVII, an epithelial adhesion protein, is shed from the cell surface by ADAMs

Claus‐Werner Franzke, Kaisa Tasanen, Heike Schäcke, Zhongjun Zhou, Karl Tryggvason, Cornelia Mauch, Paola Zigrino, Susan Sunnarborg, David C. Lee, Falk Fahrenholz, Leena Bruckner‐Tuderman

Author Affiliations

  1. Claus‐Werner Franzke1,
  2. Kaisa Tasanen2,
  3. Heike Schäcke1,
  4. Zhongjun Zhou3,
  5. Karl Tryggvason3,
  6. Cornelia Mauch4,
  7. Paola Zigrino4,
  8. Susan Sunnarborg5,
  9. David C. Lee5,
  10. Falk Fahrenholz6 and
  11. Leena Bruckner‐Tuderman*,1
  1. 1 Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, D‐48149, Münster, Germany
  2. 2 Department of Dermatology, University of Oulu, F‐90220, Oulu, Finland
  3. 3 Karolinska Institute, Division of Matrix Biology, S‐17177, Stockholm, Sweden
  4. 4 Department of Dermatology, University of Cologne, D‐50931, Cologne, Germany
  5. 5 Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599‐7260, USA
  6. 6 Institute of Biochemistry, University of Mainz, D‐55128, Mainz, Germany
  1. *Corresponding author. E-mail: tuderma{at}
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