Keratin-associated protein 7 (IPR020184)

Short name: KRTAP7

Family relationships



This family includes keratin-associated protein 7-1, a member of the type 7 family. In the hair cortex, hair keratin intermediate filaments are embedded in an interfilamentous matrix, consisting of hair keratin-associated proteins (KRTAP), which are essential for the formation of a rigid and resistant hair shaft through their extensive disulphide bond cross-linking with abundant cysteine residues of hair keratins. The matrix proteins include the high-sulphur and high-glycine-tyrosine keratins.

Other groups of keratin-associated proteins include IPR007951 and IPR021743.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.