neurokeratin


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neu·ro·ker·a·tin

(nū'rō-ker'ă-tin),
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.
Synonym(s): neurochitin
[neuro- + G. keras, horn]

neurokeratin

(nū″rō-kĕr′ă-tĭn) [″ + keras, horn]
The type of keratin found in myelinated nerve fibers.