Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have keratin filament binding activity. Involved in epithelial cell differentiation. Localizes to basal part of cell; cell periphery; and keratin filament. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; embryo ectoderm; genitourinary system; integumental system; and sensory organ. Used to study epidermolysis bullosa simplex and epidermolysis bullosa simplex Dowling-Meara type. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Naegeli-Franceschetti-Jadassohn syndrome; dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis; and epidermolysis bullosa simplex (multiple). Orthologous to human KRT14 (keratin 14).