Aliases for KRT40 Gene
External Ids for KRT40 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT40 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the type I (acidic) keratin family, which belongs to the superfamily of intermediate filament (IF) proteins. Keratins are heteropolymeric structural proteins which form the intermediate filament. These filaments, along with actin microfilaments and microtubules, compose the cytoskeleton of epithelial cells. The type I keratin genes are clustered in a region of chromosome 17q12-q21. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2009]
GeneCards Summary for KRT40 Gene
KRT40 (Keratin 40) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT40 include Thalassemias, Alpha-. Among its related pathways are Keratinization and Developmental Biology. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT36.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRT40 Gene
May play a role in late hair differentiation.