Aliases for KRT78 Gene
External Ids for KRT78 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT78 Gene
This gene is a member of the type II keratin gene family and encodes a protein with an intermediate filament domain. Keratins are the major structural proteins in epithelial cells, forming a cytoplasmic network of 10 to 12 nm wide intermediate filaments and creating a scaffold that gives cells the ability to withstand mechanical and non-mechanical stresses. The genes of the type II keratin family are located as a gene cluster at 12p13.13. Four pseudogenes of this gene family have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KRT78 Gene
KRT78 (Keratin 78, Type II) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT80.