Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have protein heterodimerization activity. Involved in epithelial cell differentiation and negative regulation of epithelial cell proliferation. Predicted to localize to the cell surface and keratin filament. Used to study hereditary mucosal leukokeratosis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary mucosal leukokeratosis. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; lower urinary tract; sensory organ; skin; and trachea. Orthologous to human KRT4 (keratin 4).