KRT12 - Keratin, type I cytoskeletal 12 - human protein (Function)
 
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KRT12 »  Keratin, type I cytoskeletal 12
 
Protein also known as:  Cytokeratin-12 (CK-12).
Gene name:  KRT12
Family name: Intermediate filament
Entry whose protein(s) existence is based on evidence at protein level
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Function

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Overview 
May play a unique role in maintaining the normal corneal epithelial function. Together with KRT3, essential for the maintenance of corneal epithelium integrity (By similarity).  
  • CuratedUniProtKB
GO molecular function 
Structural molecule activitydefinition[GO:0005198] silver  
  • IEAInterPro 2 GO
GO biological process 
Visual perceptiondefinition[GO:0007601]  
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  • TASPINC
Note 
There are two types of cytoskeletal and microfibrillar keratin: I (acidic; 40-55 kDa) and II (neutral to basic; 56-70 kDa).  
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Technical term 
Reference proteome  definition   [KW-1185]
 

Further external links

GeneWiki: Keratin_12
GenomeRNAi: 3859
PRO: PR:Q99456