scleroprotein


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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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The presence of a strange body (a grain of sand or a cestode or trematode larva) causes the mantle of the oyster to produce concentric protective layers of a scleroprotein called conchiolin, and calcium carbonate in the form of aragonite.
Keratins are classified as fibrous proteins known as scleroproteins that are present abundantly in epithelial cells.