Protein Name keratin 20
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 54474
Gene Symbol


UniProt P35900 (K1C20_HUMAN)
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keratin 20

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin family. The keratins are intermediate filament proteins responsible for the structural integrity of epithelial cells and are subdivided into cytokeratins and hair keratins. The type I cytokeratins consist of acidic proteins which are arranged in pairs of heterotypic keratin chains. This cytokeratin is a major cellular protein of mature enterocytes and goblet cells and is specifically expressed in the gastric and intestinal mucosa. The type I cytokeratin genes are clustered in a region of chromosome 17q12-q21. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

  • keratin, type I cytoskeletal 20
  • cytokeratin 20
  • keratin 20, type I
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