Can anyone please explain 'keratinization'?

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I know it involves keratinocytes, but what exactly is keratinization???? :)

Posted Wed 1st June, 2011 @ 16:44 by Ashah

1 Answer

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Protein involved in keratinization, the process in which the cytoplasm of the outermost cells of the vertebrate epidermis is replaced by keratin. Keratinization occurs in the stratum corneum, feathers, hair, claws, nails, hooves, and horns.

Answered Wed 1st June, 2011 @ 17:05 by ~>>Anisah<<~