Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have MHC class II protein binding activity and MHC class II receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including intermediate filament organization; positive regulation of hair follicle development; and skin development. Localizes to cell periphery and cytoplasm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in ectodermal dysplasia; pachyonychia congenita; and steatocystoma multiplex. Is expressed in alimentary system; epithelium; skin; and surface ectoderm. Orthologous to human KRT17 (keratin 17).