kelch like family member 24
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene is a ubiquitin ligase substrate receptor and is regulated by autoubiquitination. Variations in the translation initiation codon of this gene have been found, which result in an N-terminally truncated but more stable protein due to loss of the autoubiquitination function. The more stable mutant protein causes an increased ubiquitin and degradation of keratin 14, which leads to skin fragility and the potentially life-threatening disease epidermolysis bullosa. The encoded protein is also involved in the regulation of kainate receptors. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2017]
Necessary to maintain the balance between intermediate filament stability and degradation, a process that is essential for skin integrity (PubMed:27889062). As part of the BCR(KLHL24) E3 ubiquitin ligase complex, mediates ubiquitination of KRT14 and controls its levels during keratinocytes differentiation (PubMed:27798626). Specifically reduces kainate receptor-mediated currents in hippocampal neurons, most probably by modulating channel properties.
From NCBI Gene:
- Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, generalized, with scarring and hair loss
Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, generalized, with scarring and hair loss (EBSSH): A form of epidermolysis bullosa, a group of mechano-bullous disorders characterized by structural skin fragility, recurrent blister formation and erosion of the skin and mucous membranes occurring spontaneously or after mild trauma. Epidermolysis bullosa simplex is characterized by intraepidermal tissue separation that occurs within the basal keratinocytes at the bottom layer of epidermis. EBSSH is an autosomal dominant epidermolysis bullosa simplex, presenting at birth with extensive skin defects on the extremities, leaving behind hypopigmentation and atrophy with a whirled pattern. Cutaneous fragility and generalized blistering persist during childhood and decrease in adulthood. Adult patients have dyspigmentation and atrophy of the skin, scars, follicular atrophoderma, sparse body hair, progressive diffuse alopecia of the scalp, diffuse palmoplantar keratoderma, and nail changes. [MIM:617294]