What is type vi collagen?

Some articles on type vi collagen, collagen, type:

COL6A3 - Function
... This gene encodes the alpha 3 chain, one of the three alpha chains of type VI collagen, a beaded filament collagen found in most connective tissues ... The alpha 3 chain of type VI collagen is much larger than the alpha 1 and 2 chains ... an increase in the number of subdomains, similar to von Willebrand Factor type A domains, found in the amino terminal globular domain of all the alpha chains ...

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