Aliases for KRTAP5-5 Gene
External Ids for KRTAP5-5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRTAP5-5 Gene
GeneCards Summary for KRTAP5-5 Gene
KRTAP5-5 (Keratin Associated Protein 5-5) is a Protein Coding gene.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRTAP5-5 Gene
In the hair cortex, hair keratin intermediate filaments are embedded in an interfilamentous matrix, consisting of hair keratin-associated protein (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.