Keratin Associated Protein 12-2 (KRTAP12-2)

KRTAP12.2; KAP12.2; High sulfur keratin-associated protein 12.2

Keratin Associated Protein 12-2 (KRTAP12-2)
KRTAP12-2 encodes a member of the keratin-associated protein (KAP) family. Restricted to a narrow region of the hair fiber cuticle, lying approximately 20 cell layers above the apex of the dermal papilla of the hair root; not detected in any other tissues.Interacts with hair keratins.
The KAP proteins form a matrix of keratin intermediate filaments which contribute to the structure of hair fibers. KAP family members appear to have unique, family-specific amino- and carboxyl-terminal regions and are subdivided into three multi-gene families according to amino acid composition: the high sulfur, the ultrahigh sulfur, and the high tyrosine/glycine KAPs. This gene encodes a member of the high sulfur KAP family. It is localized to a cluster of intronless KAPs at 21q22.3 which are located within the introns of the C21orf29 gene.

Organism species: Homo sapiens (Human)

Organism species: Mus musculus (Mouse)