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Keratin 2A

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Keratin 2A also known as keratin 2E or keratin 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KRT2A gene. [1]

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In biology, a gene is a sequence of DNA or RNA that codes for a molecule that has a function.

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Ichthyosis bullosa of Siemens

Ichthyosis bullosa of Siemens is a type of familial, autosomal dominant ichthyosis, a rare skin disorder.

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A keratinocyte is the predominant cell type in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, constituting 90% of the cells found there.

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Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

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Type II keratin

Type II keratins (or Type II cytokeratins) constitutes the Type II intermediate filaments (IFs) of the intracytoplasmatic cytoskeleton, which is present in all mammalian epithelial cells.

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KRT2, KRT2 (gene), KRT2A, Keratin 2, Keratin-2.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratin_2A

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