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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the "fused gene" family of proteins, which contain N-terminus EF-hand domains and multiple tandem peptide repeats. The encoded protein contains two EF-hand Ca2+ binding domains in its N-terminus and two glutamine- and threonine-rich 60 amino acid repeats in its C-terminus. This gene, also known as squamous epithelial heat shock protein 53, may play a role in the mucosal/epithelial immune response and epidermal differentiation. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2009]
Promotes cell proliferation, G1/S cell cycle progression and induces expression of the cell cycle regulator CCND1 (PubMed:30009832). Regulates proliferation induced by proinflammatory cytokine response via activation of NFKB1 and PI3K/AKT signaling pathways (PubMed:30009832).
CRNN expression is increased in psoriasis patients suggesting a potential role in disease pathogenesis.
Esophageal cancer (ESCR): A malignancy of the esophagus. The most common types are esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Cancer of the esophagus remains a devastating disease because it is usually not detected until it has progressed to an advanced incurable stage. [MIM:133239]