KRT8


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KRT8

A gene on chromosome 12q13.13 that encodes a type-II cytokeratin that heteropolymerises to form intermediate filaments in epithelial cell cytoplasm. The KRT 8 typically dimerises with KRT 18 to form an intermediate filament in simple single-layered epithelial cells. KRT8  plays a role in maintaining cellular structural integrity, in signal
transduction and cell differentiation.

Molecular pathology
KRT8 mutations cause cryptogenic cirrhosis.
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