Aliases for KRT78 Gene
External Ids for KRT78 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT78 Gene
This gene is a member of the type II keratin gene family and encodes a protein with an intermediate filament domain. Keratins are the major structural proteins in epithelial cells, forming a cytoplasmic network of 10 to 12 nm wide intermediate filaments and creating a scaffold that gives cells the ability to withstand mechanical and non-mechanical stresses. The genes of the type II keratin family are located as a gene cluster at 12p13.13. Four pseudogenes of this gene family have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KRT78 Gene
KRT78 (Keratin 78) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT78 include Fiedler's Myocarditis. 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 KRT76.