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SymbolsKRT32 ; HA2; HKA2; KRTHA2; hHa2
External IDsOMIM602760 MGI1309995 HomoloGene68246 GeneCards: KRT32 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
RefSeq (mRNA)NM_002278NM_001159374
RefSeq (protein)NP_002269NP_001152846
Location (UCSC)Chr 17:
39.62 – 39.62 Mb
Chr 11:
100.08 – 100.09 Mb
PubMed search[1][2]

Keratin, type I cuticular Ha2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KRT32 gene.[1][2][3][4]

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the keratin gene family. As a type I hair keratin, it 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.[4]


  1. ^ Rogers MA, Nischt R, Korge B, Krieg T, Fink TM, Lichter P, Winter H, Schweizer J (Nov 1995). "Sequence data and chromosomal localization of human type I and type II hair keratin genes". Exp Cell Res 220 (2): 357–62. PMID 7556444. doi:10.1006/excr.1995.1326. 
  2. ^ Rogers MA, Winter H, Langbein L, Krieg T, Schweizer J (Dec 1996). "Genomic characterization of the human type I cuticular hair keratin hHa2 and identification of an adjacent novel type I hair keratin gene hHa5". J Invest Dermatol 107 (4): 633–8. PMID 8823373. doi:10.1111/1523-1747.ep12584243. 
  3. ^ Schweizer J, Bowden PE, Coulombe PA, Langbein L, Lane EB, Magin TM, Maltais L, Omary MB, Parry DA, Rogers MA, Wright MW (Jul 2006). "New consensus nomenclature for mammalian keratins". J Cell Biol 174 (2): 169–74. PMC 2064177. PMID 16831889. doi:10.1083/jcb.200603161. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: KRT32 keratin 32". 

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