keratin 6B (KRT6B)

Name: KRT6B
Description: keratin 6B
Orgname: Homo sapiens
Status: 0
CurrentID: 0
Chromosome: 12
GeneticSource: genomic
MapLocation: 12q12-q13
OtherAliases: CK6B, K6B, KRTL1, PC2
OtherDesignations: cytokeratin 6B|keratin, epidermal, type II, K6B|keratin, type II cytoskeletal 6B|keratin-like 1 (a type II keratin sequence)
NomenclatureSymbol: KRT6B
NomenclatureName: keratin 6B
NomenclatureStatus: Official
TaxID: 9606
GeneWeight: 3753
Summary: The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin gene family. The type II cytokeratins consist of basic or neutral proteins which are arranged in pairs of heterotypic keratin chains coexpressed during differentiation of simple and stratified epithelial tissues. As many as six of this type II cytokeratin (KRT6) have been identified; the multiplicity of the genes is attributed to successive gene duplication events. The genes are expressed with family members KRT16 and/or KRT17 in the filiform papillae of the tongue, the stratified epithelial lining of oral mucosa and esophagus, the outer root sheath of hair follicles, and the glandular epithelia. Mutations in these genes have been associated with pachyonychia congenita. The type II cytokeratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q12-q13. [provided by RefSeq]
ChrSort: 12
ChrStart: 52840434

UniProtein db: KRT6B UniProt protein knowledge database
Ensembl db: KRT6B Ensembl genome database

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