Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to have structural molecule activity. Involved in several processes, including intermediate filament organization; positive regulation of hair follicle development; and skin development. Localizes to cell periphery and cytoplasm. Is expressed in alimentary system; epithelium; skin; and surface ectoderm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in ectodermal dysplasia; pachyonychia congenita; and steatocystoma multiplex. Orthologous to human KRT17 (keratin 17).