Aliases for KRT79 Gene
External Ids for KRT79 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KRT79 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 an epithelial keratin that is expressed in skeletal muscle, skin and scalp. The type II keratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q13.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2009]
GeneCards Summary for KRT79 Gene
KRT79 (Keratin 79) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT79 include Steatocystoma Multiplex. Among its related pathways are Developmental Biology and Keratinization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and obsolete signal transducer activity. An important paralog of this gene is KRT6B.