Keratinase



keratinase ker·a·tin·ase (kěr’ə-tn-ās’, -āz’)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of keratin.

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  • Keratinization

    [ker-uh-tn-ahyz] /ˈkɛr ə tnˌaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), keratinized, keratinizing. 1. to make or become keratinous. /kɪˈrætɪˌnaɪz; ˈkɛrətɪ-/ verb 1. to become or cause to become impregnated with keratin keratinization ker·a·tin·i·za·tion (kěr’ə-tn-ĭ-zā’shən) n. The conversion of squamous epithelial cells into a horny material, such as nails. Also called cornification.

  • Keratinized

    [ker-uh-tn-ahyz] /ˈkɛr ə tnˌaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), keratinized, keratinizing. 1. to make or become keratinous. /kɪˈrætɪˌnaɪz; ˈkɛrətɪ-/ verb 1. to become or cause to become impregnated with keratin



  • Keratinize

    [ker-uh-tn-ahyz] /ˈkɛr ə tnˌaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), keratinized, keratinizing. 1. to make or become keratinous. /kɪˈrætɪˌnaɪz; ˈkɛrətɪ-/ verb 1. to become or cause to become impregnated with keratin

  • Keratinosome

    keratinosome ke·rat·i·no·some (kə-rāt’n-ə-sōm’, kěr’ə-tĭn’ə-) n. A membrane-bound granule in the upper layers of the prickle cell layer of certain stratified squamous epithelia. Also called membrane-coating granule.



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