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Aliases for KRT83 Gene

Aliases for KRT83 Gene

  • Keratin 83 2 3 5
  • Type II Hair Keratin Hb3 3 4
  • Keratin, Hair, Basic, 3 2 3
  • Type-II Keratin Kb23 3 4
  • Keratin 83, Type II 2 3
  • Hair Keratin K2.10 3 4
  • KRTHB3 3 4
  • K83 3 4
  • Keratin, Type II Cuticular Hb3 3
  • Hard Keratin, Type II, 3 3
  • Hard Keratin Type II 2
  • Keratin-83 4
  • Hb-3 3
  • HHb3 3
  • HB3 3

External Ids for KRT83 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for KRT83 Gene

  • KRTHB3

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT83 Gene

  • GC12M050995
  • GC12M052708
  • GC12M049751

Summaries for KRT83 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KRT83 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin gene family. As a type II hair keratin, it is a basic protein which heterodimerizes with type I keratins to form hair and nails. The type II hair keratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q13 and are grouped into two distinct subfamilies based on structure similarity. One subfamily, consisting of KRTHB1, KRTHB3, and KRTHB6, is highly related. The other less-related subfamily includes KRTHB2, KRTHB4, and KRTHB5. All hair keratins are expressed in the hair follicle; this hair keratin, as well as KRTHB1 and KRTHB6, is found primarily in the hair cortex. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for KRT83 Gene

KRT83 (Keratin 83) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT83 include Monilethrix and Petroclival Meningioma. Among its related pathways are Developmental Biology. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT81.

Gene Wiki entry for KRT83 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KRT83 Gene

Genomics for KRT83 Gene

Regulatory Elements for KRT83 Gene

Enhancers for KRT83 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH12F052351 0.2 ENCODE 11.1 -30.5 -30454 0.2 KRT83 KRT84 KRT86 KRT81 KRT7 KRT2 LOC283335 KRT89P KRT85
GH12F052277 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 11.1 +39.5 39506 9.2 PKNOX1 ATF1 SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF48 BRCA1 GLIS2 ELK1 ZNF143 FOS KRT86 KRT80 KRT7 KRT87P ZNF740 KRT83 NR4A1 ATG101 KRT5 KRT6A
GH12F052242 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 10.8 +75.1 75131 8.1 HDGF PKNOX1 SIN3A FEZF1 GLIS2 ZNF207 FOS ZHX2 JUNB REST KRT7 ZNF740 KRT81 KRT83 KRT84 KRT87P LINC00592 ENSG00000257671 METTL7AP1
GH12F052221 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 10.8 +99.3 99280 1.8 CTCF JUN MAX SIN3A RAD21 GATA3 ZFHX2 SMC3 SMARCC2 FOS KRT7 ZNF740 KRT86 KRT87P KRT83 KRT81 LINC00592
GH12F052223 0.2 Ensembl 10.8 +97.9 97898 0.6 ESRRA ZFP3 BHLHE40 FOS KRT80 KRT86 KRT87P KRT83 KRT81 KRT7 LINC00592
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Enhancers around KRT83 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for KRT83 Gene

52,314,301 bp from pter
52,321,398 bp from pter
7,098 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for KRT83 Gene

Genes around KRT83 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
KRT83 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for KRT83 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for KRT83 Gene

Proteins for KRT83 Gene

  • Protein details for KRT83 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Keratin, type II cuticular Hb3
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A1A4S9
    • B2RC21
    • Q6NT21
    • Q9NSB3

    Protein attributes for KRT83 Gene

    493 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    54195 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterotetramer of two type I and two type II keratins.
    • There are two types of hair/microfibrillar keratin, I (acidic) and II (neutral to basic).

neXtProt entry for KRT83 Gene

Post-translational modifications for KRT83 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for KRT83 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KRT83 Gene

Domains & Families for KRT83 Gene

Gene Families for KRT83 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KRT83 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
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Function for KRT83 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KRT83 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005198 structural molecule activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with KRT83: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for KRT83 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for KRT83 Gene

Localization for KRT83 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for KRT83 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KRT83 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
cytosol 4
cytoskeleton 2
mitochondrion 2
lysosome 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KRT83 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA 23580065
GO:0005882 intermediate filament IEA --
GO:0045095 keratin filament IEA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRT83 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for KRT83 Gene

SuperPathways for KRT83 Gene

SuperPathway Contained pathways
1 Developmental Biology
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Pathways by source for KRT83 Gene

1 Reactome pathway for KRT83 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KRT83 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007568 aging IDA 21916889
GO:0008544 epidermis development TAS 9084137
GO:0042633 hair cycle IDA 21916889
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with KRT83: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for KRT83 Gene

Transcripts for KRT83 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for KRT83 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(5) Additional mRNA sequences :
(11) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for KRT83 Gene

Keratin 83:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KRT83 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for KRT83 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KRT83 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for KRT83 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for KRT83 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (x44.3) and Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (x6.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for KRT83 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Hair follicle (66.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for KRT83 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for KRT83 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of KRT83 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KRT83 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KRT83 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Synthesis begins in the cortex 10-15 cell layers above the apex of the dermal papilla and ends abruptly in the middle of the cortex.
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Orthologs for KRT83 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for KRT83 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KRT83 34 35
  • 99.32 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 91 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia KRT83 34 35
  • 89.7 (n)
KRT81 35
  • 88 (a)
-- 35
  • 76 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Kb23 34
  • 87.67 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 87 (a)
-- 35
  • 83 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia 5430421N21Rik 34
  • 86.75 (n)
Krt81 35
  • 86 (a)
Krt83 16
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 82 (a)
-- 35
  • 82 (a)
-- 35
  • 81 (a)
-- 35
  • 80 (a)
Species where no ortholog for KRT83 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for KRT83 Gene

Gene Tree for KRT83 (if available)
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Paralogs for KRT83 Gene

Variants for KRT83 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KRT83 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs57802288 Monilethrix (MNLIX) [MIM:158000], Pathogenic 52,315,936(-) ATATC(A/G)AGATC reference, missense
VAR_073049 Monilethrix (MNLIX) [MIM:158000]
rs786205480 Likely pathogenic 52,315,911(-) CCTGC(G/T)GGAGG reference, missense
rs3741715 untested 52,319,191(-) CTCAA(C/T)CACGT reference, synonymous-codon
rs10651431 -- 52,314,948(+) GAAGG(-/TGTGG)AGGGA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KRT83 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1502n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv1503n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv200n27 CNV gain 19166990
dgv2630n54 CNV gain 21841781
dgv29e180 CNV gain 20482838
dgv487e212 CNV gain 25503493
dgv70e55 CNV gain 17911159
dgv9e209 CNV duplication 24192839
esv27319 CNV gain+loss 19812545
esv2759899 CNV gain 17122850
esv2760832 CNV gain 21179565
esv29967 CNV gain 17803354
nsv516938 CNV gain+loss 19592680
nsv558904 CNV gain 21841781
nsv558922 CNV gain 21841781
nsv558923 CNV loss 21841781
nsv7230 OTHER inversion 18451855
nsv818917 CNV gain 17921354
nsv976617 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for KRT83 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 96.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 11.67; 93.19% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for KRT83 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRT83 Gene

Disorders for KRT83 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(6) MalaCards diseases for KRT83 Gene - From: OMIM, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • nodose hair
petroclival meningioma
parotid gland cancer
  • cancer of parotid gland
skull base meningioma
  • meningioma of the skull base
skull base neoplasm
  • tumors of skull base
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Monilethrix (MNLIX) [MIM:158000]: A disorder clinically characterized by alopecia and follicular papules. Affected hairs have uniform elliptical nodes of normal thickness and intermittent constrictions, internodes at which the hair easily breaks. Usually only the scalp is involved, but in severe forms, the secondary sexual hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and nails may also be affected. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:15744029, ECO:0000269 PubMed:25557232}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for KRT83

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for KRT83 Gene

  1. Sequences and differential expression of three novel human type-II hair keratins. (PMID: 9084137) Rogers M.A. … Schweizer J. (Differentiation 1997) 2 3 4 22 64
  2. Novel KRT83 and KRT86 mutations associated with monilethrix. (PMID: 25557232) van Steensel M. … van Geel M. (Exp. Dermatol. 2015) 3 4 64
  3. New consensus nomenclature for mammalian keratins. (PMID: 16831889) Schweizer J. … Wright M.W. (J. Cell Biol. 2006) 2 3 64
  4. A missense mutation in the type II hair keratin hHb3 is associated with monilethrix. (PMID: 15744029) van Steensel M.A. … van Geel M. (J. Med. Genet. 2005) 3 4 64
  5. The catalog of human hair keratins. II. Expression of the six type II members in the hair follicle and the combined catalog of human type I and II keratins. (PMID: 11445569) Langbein L. … Schweizer J. (J. Biol. Chem. 2001) 3 22 64

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