Aliases for KRT9 Gene
External Ids for KRT9 Gene
This gene encodes the type I keratin 9, an intermediate filament chain expressed only in the terminally differentiated epidermis of palms and soles. Mutations in this gene cause epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KRT9 Gene
KRT9 (Keratin 9, Type I) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT9 include palmoplantar keratoderma, epidermolytic and acral lentiginous melanoma. GO annotations related to this gene include structural constituent of cytoskeleton. An important paralog of this gene is KRT34.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KRT9 Gene
May serve an important special function either in the mature palmar and plantar skin tissue or in the morphogenetic program of the formation of these tissues. Plays a role in keratin filament assembly.