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KRT40 keratin 40

Gene ID: 125115, updated on 5-Aug-2018
Also known as: K40; KA36; CK-40

Summary

This gene encodes a member of the type I (acidic) keratin family, which belongs to the superfamily of intermediate filament (IF) proteins. Keratins are heteropolymeric structural proteins which form the intermediate filament. These filaments, along with actin microfilaments and microtubules, compose the cytoskeleton of epithelial cells. The type I keratin genes are clustered in a region of chromosome 17q12-q21. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2009]

Genomic context

Location:
17q21.2
Sequence:
Chromosome: 17; NC_000017.11 (40977716..40987135, complement)
Total number of exons:
9

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