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Keyword - Keratinization (KW-0417)

Definition

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.

Category

Biological process

GOi

keratinization [ GO:0031424 ]

Graphical

KeratinizationBiological process