Aliases for KRTAP2-1 Gene
External Ids for KRTAP2-1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRTAP2-1 Gene
GeneCards Summary for KRTAP2-1 Gene
KRTAP2-1 (Keratin Associated Protein 2-1) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is KRTAP2-2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRTAP2-1 Gene
In the hair cortex, hair keratin intermediate filaments are embedded in an interfilamentous matrix, consisting of hair keratin-associated proteins (KRTAP), which are essential for the formation of a rigid and resistant hair shaft through their extensive disulfide bond cross-linking with abundant cysteine residues of hair keratins. The matrix proteins include the high-sulfur and high-glycine-tyrosine keratins (By similarity).