Keratin 15

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Keratin 15, type I
Symbols KRT15 ; CK15; K15; K1CO
External IDs OMIM148030 MGI96689 HomoloGene1712 GeneCards: KRT15 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 3866 16665
Ensembl ENSG00000171346 ENSMUSG00000054146
UniProt P19012 Q61414
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_002275 NM_008469
RefSeq (protein) NP_002266 NP_032495
Location (UCSC) Chr 17:
41.51 – 41.52 Mb
Chr 11:
100.13 – 100.14 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Keratin 15 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KRT15 gene.[1][2]

Keratin 15 is a type I cytokeratin. It is found in some progenitor basal cells within complex epithelia.


  1. ^ Barletta C, Batticane N, Ragusa RM, Leube R, Peschle C, Romano V (1990). "Subchromosomal localization of two human cytokeratin genes (KRT4 and KRT15) by in situ hybridization". Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 54 (3–4): 148–50. doi:10.1159/000132979. PMID 1702379. 
  2. ^ Schweizer J, Bowden PE, Coulombe PA, Langbein L, Lane EB, Magin TM, Maltais L, Omary MB, Parry DA, Rogers MA, Wright MW (July 2006). "New consensus nomenclature for mammalian keratins". J. Cell Biol. 174 (2): 169–74. doi:10.1083/jcb.200603161. PMC 2064177. PMID 16831889. 

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