- A protein extracted from epidermis and nervous tissue (glial fibrils), probably involved in keratinization.
* * *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
* * *pseu·do·ker·a·tin (soo″do-kerґə-tin) cytokeratin.
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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