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  1. keratins(Noun)

    Plural form of keratin.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Keratins

    A class of fibrous proteins or scleroproteins that represents the principal constituent of EPIDERMIS; HAIR; NAILS; horny tissues, and the organic matrix of tooth ENAMEL. Two major conformational groups have been characterized, alpha-keratin, whose peptide backbone forms a coiled-coil alpha helical structure consisting of TYPE I KERATIN and a TYPE II KERATIN, and beta-keratin, whose backbone forms a zigzag or pleated sheet structure. alpha-Keratins have been classified into at least 20 subtypes. In addition multiple isoforms of subtypes have been found which may be due to GENE DUPLICATION.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keratins in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keratins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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