KRT26

KRT26

A gene on chromosome 17q21.2 that encodes a type-I keratin, an intermediate filament protein that is specific for the inner root sheath of the hair follicle.
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Using RT-PCR to detect differences in the expression of the KRT26 gene in the skin tissue of superfine and fine merino sheep, revealed that the level of KRT26 expression was lower than that in fine wool sheep [29].
Analysis of type I IRS keratin genes, KRT25, KRT26, KRT27, and KRT28, in the neck and groin of wool sheep showed that the expression of type I IRS keratin genes is closely related to the control of wool density in specific parts, and the whole wool development cycle [30].