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Aliases for KRT15 Gene

Aliases for KRT15 Gene

  • Keratin 15 2 3
  • Keratin 15, Type I 2 3 5
  • Type I Cytoskeletal 15 2 3
  • Cytokeratin 15 2 3
  • Cytokeratin-15 3 4
  • Keratin-15 2 4
  • CK-15 3 4
  • K15 3 4
  • Keratin-15, Basic 3
  • Keratin-15, Beta 3
  • Basic 2
  • Beta 2
  • CK15 3
  • K1CO 3
  • KRTB 4

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT15 Gene

  • GC17M039254
  • GC17P041715
  • GC17M039578
  • GC17M040043
  • GC17M036923
  • GC17M039674
  • GC17M035433
  • GC17M039675

Summaries for KRT15 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KRT15 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin gene family. The keratins are intermediate filament proteins responsible for the structural integrity of epithelial cells and are subdivided into cytokeratins and hair keratins. Most of the type I cytokeratins consist of acidic proteins which are arranged in pairs of heterotypic keratin chains and are clustered in a region on chromosome 17q21.2. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for KRT15 Gene

KRT15 (Keratin 15) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT15 include Morpheaform Basal Cell Carcinoma and Malignant Syringoma. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity and scaffold protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is KRT12.

Gene Wiki entry for KRT15 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KRT15 Gene

Genomics for KRT15 Gene

Regulatory Elements for KRT15 Gene

Enhancers for KRT15 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around KRT15 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for KRT15 Gene

41,513,743 bp from pter
41,522,529 bp from pter
8,787 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for KRT15 Gene

Genes around KRT15 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
KRT15 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for KRT15 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for KRT15 Gene

Proteins for KRT15 Gene

  • Protein details for KRT15 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Keratin, type I cytoskeletal 15
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KQY1
    • B3KRA2
    • E0CX14
    • Q53XV8
    • Q9BUG4

    Protein attributes for KRT15 Gene

    456 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    49212 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterotetramer of two type I and two type II keratins.
    • There are two types of cytoskeletal and microfibrillar keratin: I (acidic; 40-55 kDa) and II (neutral to basic; 56-70 kDa).

    Alternative splice isoforms for KRT15 Gene


neXtProt entry for KRT15 Gene

Proteomics data for KRT15 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for KRT15 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for KRT15 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KRT15 Gene

Domains & Families for KRT15 Gene

Gene Families for KRT15 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KRT15 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with KRT15: view

Function for KRT15 Gene

Molecular function for KRT15 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
keratin 15,type I,basal layer
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with KRT15: view

Animal Model Products

miRNA for KRT15 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target KRT15

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for KRT15 Gene

Localization for KRT15 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for KRT15 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KRT15 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
extracellular 5
nucleus 5
cytosol 3
golgi apparatus 1
plasma membrane 1

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KRT15 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for KRT15 Gene

SuperPathways for KRT15 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KRT15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008544 epidermis development TAS 2452170
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with KRT15: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for KRT15 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for KRT15 Gene

(3) Drugs for KRT15 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(2) Additional Compounds for KRT15 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for KRT15 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for KRT15 Gene

Unigene Clusters for KRT15 Gene

Keratin 15:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KRT15 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for KRT15 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KRT15 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for KRT15 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for KRT15 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus - Mucosa (x18.7), Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (x7.9), Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (x6.6), and Vagina (x6.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for KRT15 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin (17.0), Esophagus (10.7), Cervix (10.7), and Saliva (6.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for KRT15 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KRT15 Gene Hs.654570

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KRT15 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in a discontinuous manner in the basal cell layer of adult skin epidermis, but continuously in the basal layer of fetal skin epidermis and nail. Also expressed in the outer root sheath above the hair bulb in hair follicle (at protein level). Expressed homogeneously in all cell layers of the esophagus and exocervix, but detected in the basal cell layer only of oral mucosa, skin and in the basal plus the next two layers of the suprabasal epithelium of the palate.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with KRT15: view

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No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for KRT15 Gene

Orthologs for KRT15 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for KRT15 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia KRT15 35
  • 84.47 (n)
  • 83.66 (a)
KRT15 36
  • 88 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia KRT15 35
  • 89.65 (n)
  • 91.17 (a)
KRT15 36
  • 88 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Krt15 35
  • 87.25 (n)
  • 89.52 (a)
Krt15 16
Krt15 36
  • 88 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KRT15 35
  • 98.53 (n)
  • 98.01 (a)
KRT15 36
  • 98 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Krt15 35
  • 86.65 (n)
  • 90.34 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 63 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves KRT15 35
  • 76.5 (n)
  • 75.16 (a)
KRT15 36
  • 67 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 67 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia MGC76282 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cki 35
zgc:153629 35
  • 67.09 (n)
  • 61.86 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.12002 35
Species with no ortholog for KRT15:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for KRT15 Gene

Gene Tree for KRT15 (if available)
Gene Tree for KRT15 (if available)

Paralogs for KRT15 Gene

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Variants for KRT15 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KRT15 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_047429 -
rs2305556 - 41,515,472(+) CCTAC(C/T)TGGCA reference, missense
rs897420 - 41,514,660(+) TGATG(C/G/T)CAATG reference, missense
rs2662 -- 41,513,846(-) CTCTC(A/C)CCACC downstream-variant-500B, utr-variant-3-prime
rs1809195 -- 41,514,930(+) GGCAC(A/G)ATCTC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KRT15 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv961e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv483014 CNV Loss 15286789
dgv962e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv510711 CNV Loss 20534489
nsv526466 CNV Gain 19592680
nsv9555 CNV Gain 18304495
nsv827992 CNV Gain 20364138
esv34903 CNV Gain 17911159
dgv963e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv442419 CNV CNV 18776908

Variation tolerance for KRT15 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 91.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 6.65; 78.35% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for KRT15 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRT15 Gene

Disorders for KRT15 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(25) MalaCards diseases for KRT15 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
morpheaform basal cell carcinoma
  • basal cell carcinoma, morphea
malignant syringoma
  • microcystic adnexal carcinoma
eccrine sweat gland neoplasm
  • eccrine skin neoplasm
castleman disease
  • angiofollicular lymph hyperplasia
central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
  • central centrifugal alopecia
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search KRT15 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for KRT15

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with KRT15: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for KRT15 Gene

Publications for KRT15 Gene

  1. Keratin 15 expression in stratified epithelia: downregulation in activated keratinocytes. (PMID: 10084315) Waseem A. … Leigh I.M. (J. Invest. Dermatol. 1999) 3 4 23 67
  2. Hair follicle stem cells in the pathogenesis of the scarring process in cutaneous lupus erythematosus. (PMID: 19162247) Al-Refu K. … Goodfield M. (Autoimmun Rev 2009) 3 23
  3. Elastic fiber staining and cytokeratin 15 expression pattern in trichoepithelioma and basal cell carcinoma. (PMID: 18789069) Choi C.W. … Cho K.H. (J. Dermatol. 2008) 3 23
  4. Identification of a subset of breast carcinomas characterized by expression of cytokeratin 15: relationship between CK15+ progenitor/amplified cells and pre-malignant lesions and invasive disease. (PMID: 19383306) Celis J.E. … Moreira J.M. (Mol Oncol 2007) 3 23
  5. New consensus nomenclature for mammalian keratins. (PMID: 16831889) Schweizer J. … Wright M.W. (J. Cell Biol. 2006) 2 3

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