Aliases for KRT15 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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 Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia and Castleman Disease. Among its related pathways are Keratinization and Developmental Biology. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity and scaffold protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is KRT13.