Aliases for KRT20 Gene
External Ids for KRT20 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT20 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin family. The keratins are intermediate filament proteins responsible for the structural integrity of epithelial cells and are subdivided into cytokeratins and hair keratins. The type I cytokeratins consist of acidic proteins which are arranged in pairs of heterotypic keratin chains. This cytokeratin is a major cellular protein of mature enterocytes and goblet cells and is specifically expressed in the gastric and intestinal mucosa. The type I cytokeratin genes are clustered in a region of chromosome 17q12-q21. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KRT20 Gene
KRT20 (Keratin 20) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT20 include Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Glandular Cystitis. Among its related pathways are Keratinization and Developmental Biology. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity and structural constituent of cytoskeleton. An important paralog of this gene is KRT36.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRT20 Gene
Plays a significant role in maintaining keratin filament organization in intestinal epithelia. When phosphorylated, plays a role in the secretion of mucin in the small intestine (By similarity).