Aliases for KRT3 Gene
External Ids for KRT3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin gene family. The type II cytokeratins consist of basic or neutral proteins which are arranged in pairs of heterotypic keratin chains coexpressed during differentiation of simple and stratified epithelial tissues. This type II cytokeratin is specifically expressed in the corneal epithelium with family member KRT12 and mutations in these genes have been associated with Meesmann's Corneal Dystrophy. The type II cytokeratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q12-q13. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KRT3 Gene
KRT3 (Keratin 3, Type II) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT3 include meesmann corneal dystrophy and limbal stem cell deficiency. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT82.