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K12 (human)

K12 May play a unique role in maintaining the normal corneal epithelial function. Together with KRT3, essential for the maintenance of corneal epithelium integrity. Defects in KRT12 are a cause of Meesmann corneal dystrophy (MECD); also abbreviated MCD and known as juvenile epithelial corneal dystrophy of Meesmann. MECD is an autosomal dominant disease that causes fragility of the anterior corneal epithelium. Patients are usually asymptomatic until adulthood when rupture of the corneal microcysts may cause erosions, producing clinical symptoms such as photophobia, contact lens intolerance and intermittent diminution of visual acuity. Rarely, subepithelial scarring causes irregular corneal astigmatism and permanent visual impairment. Histological examination shows a disorganized and thickened epithelium with widespread cytoplasmic vacuolation and numerous small, round, debris-laden intraepithelial cysts. Belongs to the intermediate filament family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cytoskeletal
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 17q12
Biological Process: visual perception
Disease: Corneal Dystrophy, Meesmann
Reference #:  Q99456 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: CK-12; Cytokeratin-12; K12; K1C12; keratin 12; Keratin, type I cytoskeletal 12; Keratin-12; KRT12
Gene Symbols: KRT12
Molecular weight: 53,511 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 4.7  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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