Protein Name keratin 86
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 3892
Gene Symbol


UniProt O43790 (KRT86_HUMAN), A8K872 (A8K872_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 125
Total Number of Articles : 72

keratin 86

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a type II keratin protein, which heterodimerizes with type I keratins to form hair and nails. This gene is present in a cluster of related genes and pseudogenes on chromosome 12. Mutations in this gene have been observed in patients with the hair disease monilethrix. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]

  • keratin, type II cuticular Hb6
  • hair keratin K2.11
  • hard keratin, type II, 6
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