Aliases for KRT71 Gene
External Ids for KRT71 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT71 Gene
Keratins are intermediate filament proteins responsible for the structural integrity of epithelial cells and are subdivided into epithelial keratins and hair keratins. This gene encodes a protein that is expressed in the inner root sheath of hair follicles. The type II keratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q13.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2009]
GeneCards Summary for KRT71 Gene
KRT71 (Keratin 71, Type II) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT71 include woolly hair syndrome and hypotrichosis 13. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT82.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRT71 Gene
Plays a central role in hair formation. Essential component of keratin intermediate filaments in the inner root sheath (IRS) of the hair follicle.