KRT8 encodes the human gene, Keratin 8, type II. It may also be known as: Keratin, type II cytoskeletal 8; Cytokeratin-8; CK-8; Keratin-8; Type-II keratin Kb8; CARD2; CK8; CYK8; K2C8; KO. The encoded protein has an amino acid length of 483 and a mass of 53.7 kDa. KRT8 is a member of the Intermediate filament family. Homologs of this gene exist in other organisms, including: Mouse, Zebrafish, Frog, Chicken.