International Journal of Trichology International Journal of Trichology
 Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
  Home | About IJT | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Online submission | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact us | Login   
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-105

Emerging issues with the current keratin-associated protein nomenclature

1 Gene Marker Laboratory, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Lincoln University, NewZealand
2 Food & Textiles Group, AgResearch Ltd, NewZealand

Correspondence Address:
Jeffrey E Plowman
AgResearch Ltd., Private Bag 4749, Christchurch 8140
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.77519

Rights and Permissions

Keratin associated proteins (KAPs) are a class of proteins that associate with keratin intermediate filament proteins through disulphide linkages to give fibres such as hair and wool their unique properties. Up to 90 proteins from some 25 families have been identified and this does not include polymorphic variants of individual proteins within these families. The existence of this diverse group of proteins has been known for some 75 years but, despite this, there is still no universally accepted nomenclature for them. This paper sets out the case for revising the current system to deal with this nomenclature issue.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded34    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 9    

Recommend this journal