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Abstract

Hair is a complex tissue consisting of several differentiated cell types and a number of chemical constituents (see Chap. 4). The term keratinization is used to describe the overall process by which undifferentiated epidermal cells are changed to hardened ones. The term keratin may be used to describe all differentiated products but most commonly is used to denote the insoluble fibrous structural proteins.

Keywords

Amino Acid Analysis Human Hair Hair Shaft Root Sheath Fibrous Protein 
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