The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin gene family. This type I hair keratin is an acidic protein which heterodimerizes with type II keratins to form hair and nails. The type I hair keratins are clustered in a region of chromosome 17q12-q21 and have the same direction of transcription.
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Protein Aliases: hair keratin; Hair keratin, type I Ha6; K36; keratin 36, type I; keratin complex 1, acidic, gene 5; keratin, hair, acidic, 6; Keratin, type I cuticular Ha6; Keratin-36; Keratin-5; KRT hHa6; krt36; MHRa-1; type I hair keratin KA31; Type I keratin 48 kDa; type I keratin 48 kDa (MHRa-1)
Gene Aliases: HA6; HHA6; HKA6; HRa-1; K36; Ka31; Krt1-22; Krt1-5; KRT36; KRTHA6; MHRa-1