KRT16(redirected from KRT16A)
KRT16A gene on chromosome 17q21.2 that encodes a type-I keratin, an intermediate filament protein that provides the structural integrity of epithelial cells. KRT16 may be co-expressed with KRT14 in the oesophagus, tongue and hair follicles.
KRT16 mutations are associated with pachyonychia congenita type 1, non-epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma and unilateral palmoplantar verrucous nevus.
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