Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have scaffold protein binding activity. Localizes to the keratin filament and plasma membrane. Used to study epidermolysis bullosa simplex Dowling-Meara type. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Dowling-Degos disease and epidermolysis bullosa simplex (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; integumental system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human KRT5 (keratin 5).