KRT5

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KRT5

A gene on chromosome 12q13.13 that encodes a type-II cytokeratin that is specifically co-expressed in the basal layer of the epidermis with family member KRT14.

Molecular pathology
KRT5 mutations are associated with epidermolysis bullosa simplex.
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E-cadherin was weak positive, S-100 protein, synaptophysin, vimentin, and cytokeratin-5 were negative.