pseudokeratin

A protein extracted from epidermis and nervous tissue (glial fibrils), probably involved in keratinization.

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pseu·do·ker·a·tin -'ker-ət-ən n a protein (as neurokeratin) that occurs esp. in the skin and nerve sheaths and that like keratins is insoluble but is less resistant to enzymatic action than keratins

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pseu·do·ker·a·tin (soo″do-kerґə-tin) cytokeratin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pseudokeratin — pseu·do·keratin …   English syllables

  • pseudokeratin — “+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pseud + keratin : a protein (as neurokeratin) that occurs especially in the skin and nerve sheaths and that like keratins is insoluble but is less resistant to enzyme action than keratins …   Useful english dictionary

  • Keratin — Protein in the upper layer of the skin, hair, nails and animal horns. The word keratin comes from the Indo European ker meaning horn. * * * Collective name for a group of proteins that form the intermediate filaments in epithelial cells. Keratins …   Medical dictionary

  • neurokeratin — 1. The proteinaceous network that remains of the myelin sheath of axons following fixation and the removal of the fatty material; the reticular appearance is probably a fixation artifact. 2. The insoluble protein …   Medical dictionary

  • neurokeratin — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at neuro + noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary neur + keratin : a pseudokeratin present in nerve tissue (as in the sheath of the axis cylinder of medullated nerve fibers) …   Useful english dictionary

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