STRING 9.05 
COL2A1 [ENSP00000369889]
 
collagen, type II, alpha 1; Type II collagen is specific for cartilaginous tissues. It is essential for the normal embryonic development of the skeleton, for linear growth and for the ability of cartilage to resist compressive forces
COMP [ENSP00000222271]
 
cartilage oligomeric matrix protein; May play a role in the structural integrity of cartilage via its interaction with other extracellular matrix proteins such as the collagens and fibronectin. Can mediate the interaction of chondrocytes with the cartilage extracellular matrix through interaction with cell surface integrin receptors. Could play a role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. Potent suppressor of apoptosis in both primary chondrocytes and transformed cells. Suppresses apoptosis by blocking the activation of caspase-3 and by inducing the IAP family of survival proteins (BI [...]
Evidence suggesting a functional link:
Neighborhood in the Genome:  
none / insignificant.
    
Gene Fusions:  
none / insignificant.
    
Cooccurence Across Genomes:  
none / insignificant.
    
Co-Expression:  
none / insignificant.
    
Experimental/Biochemical Data:   yes (score 0.621).  
Association in Curated Databases:  
none / insignificant.
    
Co-Mentioned in PubMed Abstracts:   yes (score 0.470).  
Combined Score:
 
0.785