Aliases for KRT73 Gene
External Ids for KRT73 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT73 Gene
Keratins are intermediate filament proteins responsible for the structural integrity of epithelial cells and are subdivided into epithelial keratins and hair keratins. This gene encodes a protein that is expressed in the inner root sheath of hair follicles. The type II keratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q13.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2009]
GeneCards Summary for KRT73 Gene
KRT73 (Keratin 73) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT73 include Woolly Hair, Autosomal Dominant and White Sponge Nevus 1. Among its related pathways are Developmental Biology and Keratinization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT71.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for KRT73 Gene
Has a role in hair formation. Specific component of keratin intermediate filaments in the inner root sheath (IRS) of the hair follicle (Probable).