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Synonyms for scleroprotein

a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye

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A fibrous protein has polypeptide chains arranged in long strands and/or sheets.
The basic substance of horns, a fibrous protein called keratin, turns green if not allowed to season.
Like hair, nails are made from keratin, tough fibrous protein substance.
THE body repairs a wound by increasing production of the tough, fibrous protein fibrin at the site of the damage.
The inorganic part is mostly calcium and phosphorus and constitutes 65 to 70 percent of bone weight; the organic part is mostly collagen - a fibrous protein.
Scientists have discovered that the product, a fibrous protein found in bone and cartilage, helps ease the symptoms of the crippling condition which affects millions of people in the UK.
The technique involves growing the body's own cells into a porous scaffold made from a derivative of collagen -- a fibrous protein that makes up connective tissues.
The eggshells consist of a tough, fibrous protein structure and the fish larva is not able to escape on mechanical power alone.
Prions, because of their association with mad cow disease, are the most notorious of the amyloids, which are insoluble clumps of fibrous protein that play a role in a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig disease, as well as some other common illnesses, including type II diabetes.
Since collagen is a fibrous protein found only in animals, some ancestral animal must have lived in the ancient reef, argue researchers.
Collagen is a fibrous protein that contributes to the physiological functions of connective tissues in skins, tendons and cartilages.
These connectors contain collagen, a fibrous protein, which adds flexibility to joints.
Schmidt, whose background is in physical and analytical chemistry, began working with feather keratin because he was studying another fibrous protein, collagen, and wanted to compare the physical properties of the two.
This is intended to prevent clots from forming or fibrin sheathing in which a fibrous protein in the blood coats the catheter, eventually closing up the openings and compromising its function.
COLLAGEN IS THE MAIN fibrous protein of connective tissue in animals and is the most abundant protein in mammals, accounting for 25-35% of total body protein content.