Gene: KRT5 (keratin 5) Homo sapiens
Symbol: KRT5
Name: keratin 5
Description: The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin gene family. The type II cytokeratins consist of basic or neutral proteins which are arranged in pairs of heterotypic keratin chains coexpressed during differentiation of simple and stratified epithelial tissues. This type II cytokeratin is specifically expressed in the basal layer of the epidermis with family member KRT14. Mutations in these genes have been associated with a complex of diseases termed epidermolysis bullosa simplex. The type II cytokeratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q12-q13. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: 58 kda cytokeratin; CK-5; CK5; cytokeratin-5; DDD; DDD1; EBS2; epidermolysis bullosa simplex 2 Dowling-Meara/Kobner/Weber-Cockayne types; K5; keratin 5 (epidermolysis bullosa simplex, Dowling-Meara/Kobner/Weber-Cockayne types); keratin 5, type II; keratin, type II cytoskeletal 5; KRT5A; OTTHUMP00000241816; type-II keratin Kb5
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Krt5 (keratin 5)  MGI  AGR
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Krt5 (keratin 5)  AGR
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Krt5 (keratin 5)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : KRT5 (keratin 5)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : KRT81 (keratin 81)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Krt5 (keratin 5)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh381252,514,575 - 52,520,459 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371252,908,359 - 52,914,328 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361251,194,626 - 51,200,510 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341251,194,627 - 51,200,510NCBI
Celera1252,554,605 - 52,560,489 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map12q13.13NCBI
HuRef1249,952,275 - 49,958,159 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11252,875,216 - 52,881,100 (-)NCBICHM1_1
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AGR Gene
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 1343872
Created: 2005-03-08
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2017-12-26
Status: ACTIVE