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Gene Family: Plakophilins (PKP)

A subset of : Delta catenins

Genes contained within the family: 3

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
PKP1 plakophilin 1 B6P 1q32.1
PKP2 plakophilin 2 12p11.21
PKP3 plakophilin 3 11p15.5

Comments

We have chosen to omit plakophilin 4 (PKP4) from this gene family; although named as a plakophilin based on homology to other plakophilins and colocalisation with desmosomal proteins, PKP4 is now generally considered to be more closely related to the p120 subfamily of delta catenins.

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