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1. The proteinaceous network that remains of the myelin sheath of axons after fixation and the removal of the fatty material; the reticular appearance is probably a fixation artifact.
2. The insoluble protein matter of brain remaining after extraction with solvents after proteolytic digestion; it is unrelated to the keratins.
[neuro- + G. keras, horn]
neurokeratin/neu·ro·ker·a·tin/ (-ker´ah-tin) a protein network seen in histological specimens of the myelin sheath after the myelin has been removed, probably not existing in vivo.
neurokeratin(nū″rō-kĕr′ă-tĭn) [″ + keras, horn]
The type of keratin found in myelinated nerve fibers.
non-lipid component of the myelin sheath.