keratohyalin granules


keratohyalin granules
Granules found in living cells of keratinizing epithelia and which contribute to the keratin content of the dead cornified cells. Some, but not all, contain sulphur-rich keratin.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • keratohyalin — The substance in the large basophilic granules of the stratum granulosum of the epidermis rich in proline and sulfhydryl groups. [kerato + hyalin] * * * ker·a·to·hy·a·lin hī ə lən also ker·a·to·hy·a·line lən, lēn n a colorless translucent protein …   Medical dictionary

  • Keratohyalin — is a protein structure found in granules in the stratum granulosum of the epidermis, which may be involved in keratinization, and in Hassall corpuscles in the thymus. [Wheater s Functional Histology, 5th ed. Young, Lowe, Stevens and Heath.] In H… …   Wikipedia

  • keratohyalin — noun A protein structure found in granules in the stratum granulosum of the epidermis, which may be involved in keratinization, and in Hassall corpuscles in the thymus …   Wiktionary

  • keratohyalin — noun hyaline in the large granules of the stratum granulosum • Hypernyms: ↑hyaline, ↑hyalin …   Useful english dictionary

  • skin — skinlike, adj. /skin/, n., v., skinned, skinning, adj. n. 1. the external covering or integument of an animal body, esp. when soft and flexible. 2. such an integument stripped from the body of an animal, esp. a small animal; pelt: a beaver skin.… …   Universalium

  • granule — 1. A grainlike particle; a granulation; a minute discrete mass. 2. A very small pill, usually gelatin or sugar coated, containing a drug to be given in a small dose. 3. A colony of the bacterium or …   Medical dictionary

  • Stratum granulosum — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = stratum granulosum epidermidis GraySubject = 234 GrayPage = 1064 Caption = Section of epidermis. (Stratum granulosum labeled at left, third from top.) Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber …   Wikipedia

  • keratohyaline — ker·a·to·hy·a·line (ker″ə to hiґə līn) 1. both horny and hyaline. 2. pertaining to keratohyalin or to the keratohyalin granules or the keratohyaline layer (stratum granulosum epidermidis). 3. keratohyalin …   Medical dictionary

  • filaggrins — Basic protein components of keratohyalin granules of the suprabasal cells of the skin. Family of intermediate filament associated cationic proteins found in mammalian epidermis. Bundle cytokeratin filaments. Various sizes in different species (16 …   Dictionary of molecular biology


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