組織特異性Expressed in some epidermal sweat gland ducts (at protein level) and in exocervix, esophagus and placenta.
関連疾患Defects in KRT13 are a cause of white sponge nevus of cannon (WSN) [MIM:193900]. WSN is a rare autosomal dominant disorder which predominantly affects non-cornified stratified squamous epithelia. Clinically, it is characterized by the presence of soft, white, and spongy plaques in the oral mucosa. The characteristic histopathologic features are epithelial thickening, parakeratosis, and vacuolization of the suprabasal layer of oral epithelial keratinocytes. Less frequently the mucous membranes of the nose, esophagus, genitalia and rectum are involved.
配列類似性Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
翻訳後修飾O-glycosylated; glycans consist of single N-acetylglucosamine residues.