|The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin gene family. The type II cytokeratins consist of basic or neutral proteins which are arranged in pairs of heterotypic keratin chains coexpressed during differentiation of simple and stratified epithelial tissues. As many as six of this type II cytokeratin (KRT6) have been identified; the multiplicity of the genes is attributed to successive gene duplication events. The genes are expressed with family members KRT16 and/or KRT17 in the filiform papillae of the tongue, the stratified epithelial lining of oral mucosa and esophagus, the outer root sheath of hair follicles, and the glandular epithelia. This KRT6 gene in particular encodes the most abundant isoform. Mutations in these genes have been associated with pachyonychia congenita. In addition, peptides from the C-terminal region of the protein have antimicrobial activity against bacterial pathogens. The type II cytokeratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 12q12-q13.
|In Vitro Cell Free System
|50 mM Tris-HCl, 10 mM reduced Glutathione, pH=8.0 in the elution buffer.
|Molecular Mass :
|Protein Length :
|564 amino acids
|AA Sequence :
|MASTSTTIRS HSSSRRGFSA NSARLPGVSR SGFSSVSVSR SRGSGGLGGA CGGAGFGSRS LYGLGGSKRI SIGGGSCAIS GGYGSRAGGS YGFGGAGSGF GFGGGAGIGF GLGGGAGLAG GFGGPGFPVC PPGGIQEVTV NQSLLTPLNL QIDPTIQRVR AEEREQIKTL NNKFASFIDK VRFLEQQNKV LETKWTLLQE QGTKTVRQNL EPLFEQYINN LRRQLDSIVG ERGRLDSELR GMQDLVEDFK NKYEDEINKR TAAENEFVTL KKDVDAAYMN KVELQAKADT LTDEINFLRA LYDAELSQMQ THISDTSVVL SMDNNRNLDL DSIIAEVKAQ YEEIAQRSRA EAESWYQTKY EELQVTAGRH GDDLRNTKQE IAEINRMIQR LRSEIDHVKK QCANLQAAIA DAEQRGEMAL KDAKNKLEGL EDALQKAKQD LARLLKEYQE LMNVKLALDV EIATYRKLLE GEECRLNGEG VGQVNISVVQ STVSSGYGGA SGVGSGLGLG GGSSYSYGSG LGVGGGFSSS SGRAIGGGLS SVGGGSSTIK YTTTSSSSRK SYKH
|Store at -80 centigrade. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing.