Name

KRT6A Gene

keratin 6A, type II

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. This KRT6 gene in particular encodes the most abundant isoform. Mutations in these genes have been associated with pachyonychia congenita. In addition, peptides from the C-terminal region of the protein have antimicrobial activity against bacterial pathogens. The type II cytokeratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q12-q13. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]

krt6a Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term krt6a in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

KRT6A Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for KRT6A from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.