Aliases for KRT9 Gene
External Ids for KRT9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KRT9 include Palmoplantar Keratoderma, Epidermolytic and Knuckle Pads. Among its related pathways are Keratinization and Circadian entrainment. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity and structural constituent of cytoskeleton. An important paralog of this gene is KRT23.
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.