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Keratin 79, type II
Symbols KRT79 ; K6L; KRT6L
External IDs OMIM611160 MGI2385030 HomoloGene89169 GeneCards: KRT79 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 338785 223917
Ensembl ENSG00000185640 ENSMUSG00000061397
UniProt Q5XKE5 Q8VED5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_175834 NM_146063
RefSeq (protein) NP_787028 NP_666175
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
52.82 – 52.83 Mb
Chr 15:
101.93 – 101.94 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Keratin 79 also known as KRT79 is a protein which humans is encoded by the KRT79 gene.[1][2]


Keratins, such as KRT79, are filament proteins that make up one of the major structural fibers of epithelial cells[3]


  1. ^ Hesse M, Magin TM, Weber K (July 2001). "Genes for intermediate filament proteins and the draft sequence of the human genome: novel keratin genes and a surprisingly high number of pseudogenes related to keratin genes 8 and 18". J. Cell. Sci. 114 (Pt 14): 2569–75. PMID 11683385. 
  2. ^ "Entrez Gene: KRT79 keratin 79". 
  3. ^ Rogers MA, Edler L, Winter H, Langbein L, Beckmann I, Schweizer J (March 2005). "Characterization of new members of the human type II keratin gene family and a general evaluation of the keratin gene domain on chromosome 12q13.13". J. Invest. Dermatol. 124 (3): 536–44. doi:10.1111/j.0022-202X.2004.23530.x. PMID 15737194. 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.