Has a role in hair formation. Specific component of keratin intermediate filaments in the inner root sheath (IRS) of the hair follicle.
Highly expressed in hair follicles from scalp. In hair, it is specifically present in the inner root sheath (IRS) of the hair follicle. Present in the IRS cuticle, but not in Henle or Huxley layers of the IRS. In the IRS cuticle, it is expressed between the lowermost bulb region of the cuticle and the region where Henle cells undergo abrupt terminal differentiation. Detected up to the uppermost cortex region where cuticle cells terminally differentiate (at protein level).
Immunohistochemical analysis of formalin fixed and paraffin embedded mouse heart tissue labeling Krt73 with ab170331 at 1/10 dilution, followed by peroxidase conjugation of the secondary antibody and DAB staining.
Western blot - Anti-Krt73 antibody - C-terminal (ab170331)
Anti-Krt73 antibody - C-terminal (ab170331) at 1/100 dilution + K562 cell line lysate at 35 µg