Keratin 9

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Keratin 9 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KRT9 gene.[1][2]

Keratin 9 is a type I cytokeratin. It is found only in the terminally differentiated epidermis of palms and soles. Mutations in the gene encoding this protein cause epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma.[3]

References

  1. Langbein L, Heid HW, Moll I, Franke WW (December 1993). "Molecular characterization of the body site-specific human epidermal cytokeratin 9: cDNA cloning, amino acid sequence, and tissue specificity of gene expression". Differentiation. 55 (1): 57–71. doi:10.1111/j.1432-0436.1993.tb00033.x. PMID 7507869.
  2. Schweizer J, Bowden PE, Coulombe PA, Langbein L, Lane EB, Magin TM, Maltais L, Omary MB, Parry DA, Rogers MA, Wright MW (July 2006). "New consensus nomenclature for mammalian keratins". J. Cell Biol. 174 (2): 169–74. doi:10.1083/jcb.200603161. PMC 2064177. PMID 16831889.
  3. Reis A, Hennies HC, Langbein L, Digweed M, Mischke D, Drechsler M, Schröck E, Royer-Pokora B, Franke WW, Sperling K (February 1994). "Keratin 9 gene mutations in epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma (EPPK)". Nat. Genet. 6 (2): 174–9. doi:10.1038/ng0294-174. PMID 7512862.

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