Aliases for KRT23 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT23 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin family. The keratins are intermediate filament proteins responsible for the structural integrity of epithelial cells and are subdivided into cytokeratins and hair keratins. The type I cytokeratins consist of acidic proteins which are arranged in pairs of heterotypic keratin chains. The type I cytokeratin genes are clustered in a region of chromosome 17q12-q21. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for KRT23 Gene
KRT23 (Keratin 23) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Keratinization and Developmental Biology. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT18.