Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Involved in several processes, including defense response to Gram-positive bacterium; intermediate filament organization; and keratinization. Predicted to localize to keratin filament. Is expressed in alimentary system; genitourinary system; sensory organ; and skin. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in pachyonychia congenita. Orthologous to several human genes including KRT6A (keratin 6A).