enamelins

e·nam·el·ins

(ē-nam'ĕ-linz),
A class of proteins that form the organic matrix of mature tooth enamel.
[enamel + -in]

e·nam·el·ins

(ĕ-nam'ĕl-inz)
Proteins that form the organic matrix of mature tooth enamel.

e·nam·el·ins

(ĕ-nam'ĕl-inz)
Proteins that form organic matrix of mature tooth enamel.
[enamel + -in]
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The process of amelogenesis is a complex and regulated by ameloblasts that requires secretion of certain matrix proteins that includes amelogenins, amelins, enamelins and tuftelins and the previously formed dentine.
Enamelins have been suggested to function as nucleation sites for the hydroxyapatite crystals, while amelogenins are thought to regulate the rate, size and pattern of hydroxyapatite crystal growth.
Fukae M, Tanabe T, Uchida T, Yamakoshi Y and Shimizu M Enamelins in the newly formed bovine enamel.
Recently a gene encoding a second amleoblast specific protein, Enamelin has been mapped to the AIH2 critical region within 15kb of AMBN.
The enamelin gene, ENAM, has been mapped with different techniques to the same region on chromosome 4q as AIH2 and AMBN, suggesting that this region could contain a cluster of genes encoding enamel proteins.