scleroprotein


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scleroprotein

 [skle″ro-pro´tēn]
a simple protein characterized by its insolubility and its fibrous structure; it usually serves a supportive or protective function in the body.

al·bu·mi·noid

(al-bū'min-oyd),
1. Resembling albumin.
2. Any protein.
3. A simple type of protein, insoluble in neutral solvents, present in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye; for example, keratin, elastin, collagen. Synonym(s): glutinoid, scleroprotein

scleroprotein

/scle·ro·pro·tein/ (sklēr″o-pro´tēn) a simple protein characterized by its insolubility and fibrous structure and usually serving a supportive or protective function in the body.

scleroprotein

(sklîr′ō-prō′tēn′, -tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of a class of fibrous, generally insoluble proteins, such as collagen, that form strong filaments and are the chief constituents of connective tissue. Also called albuminoid.

scleroprotein

An obsolete term (based on primitive analytical techniques) for those proteins that do not dissolve in either acid or alkaline solutions—e.g.,collagen and keratin; also formerly known as “albuminoid”.

al·bu·mi·noid

(al-bū'min-oyd)
1. Resembling albumin.
2. Any protein.
3. A simple type of protein, insoluble in neutral solvents, present in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye; e.g., keratin, elastin, collagen.
Synonym(s): scleroprotein.

scleroprotein

a simple protein characterized by its insolubility and its fibrous structure; it usually serves a supportive or protective function in the body.