KRT18

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KRT18

A gene on chromosome 17q21.2 that encodes a type-I keratin, an intermediate filament protein. Together with its filament partner keratin 8, they are the most commonly expressed of all intermediate filaments, and found in tissues lined by single layer epithelia.
 
Molecular pathology
KRT18 mutations are associated with cryptogenic cirrhosis.
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This system is based on a combination of immunocytochemistry and immunofluorescence techniques, in which the immunomagnetic selection of CTCs with antibodies specific for the epithelial marker EpCAM is followed by staining of EpCAM-positive cells for CKs (CK-8, CK-18, and CK-19).
Nine of 16 patients who had normal aminotransferase levels also had elevated levels of caspase-mediated CK-18 fragments.