Aliases for KRT84 Gene
External Ids for KRT84 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for KRT84 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT84 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 is contained primarily in the filiform tongue papilla, among other hair keratins. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KRT84 Gene
KRT84 (Keratin 84, Type II) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT84 include petroclival meningioma. GO annotations related to this gene include structural constituent of cytoskeleton and structural constituent of epidermis. An important paralog of this gene is KRT82.