Aliases for KRT33A Gene
External Ids for KRT33A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for KRT33A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT33A Gene
This gene encodes a member of the keratin gene family. This gene is one of multiple type I hair keratin genes that are clustered in a region of chromosome 17q12-q21 and have the same direction of transcription. As a type I hair keratin, the encoded protein is an acidic protein which heterodimerizes with type II keratins to form hair and nails. There are two isoforms of this protein, encoded by two separate genes, keratin 33A and keratin 33B. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
GeneCards Summary for KRT33A Gene
KRT33A (Keratin 33A, Type I) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT34.